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The BluePrint with Dr. Erik Korem

English, Personal health, 1 season, 479 episodes, 6 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes
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The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their family, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and lifeskills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement in your life to become the most healthy, resilient, impactful version of yourself.   On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago, and has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense.   Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience, and he is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a wellness app that provides custom exercise recommendations to improve the outcomes of programs and workouts you already love. It unlocks existing data from wearables and other apps to provide empathetic and scientific guidance that’s perfectly in tune with your mind and body.   SUPPORT & CONNECT   Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f/1   QUOTES   “The key is using stress and being able to adapt to it and improve. That’s what high performance is to me, the ability to adapt rapidly so you can achieve your potential. There are five key pillars to creating the conditions for adaptability: sleep, exercise, mental resilience, nutrition, and community/relationships.” - Dr Erik Korem   “I maybe have a different concept on leadership. To me, leading is a verb. If you’re leading, you’re a leader. If you’re swimming you’re a swimmer, if you’re driving you’re a driver. If you’re leading you’re by definition a leader. I define leading as being looked to in a particular moment to make a decision or perform an action based on your unique gifts and abilities. So by that definition, everybody is a leader. All rank and role really describe is how many people are hoping you get it right when it’s your turn to wear the weight.” - Clint Bruce
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#471. Mindset Strategies for Playing Higher-Ranked Pickleball Opponents with Dr. Alex Auerbach

Discover how to conquer the mental challenges of facing tough opponents on the pickleball court with Dr. Alex Auerbach, former Senior Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors. In this episode, Dr. Auerbach shares strategies for adopting the right mindset when playing against higher-ranked players and preparing for challenging matches. Learn how to: Focus on your strengths and what you can control during a game Create a rich mental model of your opponent to reduce uncertainty Develop "if-then" plans to stay grounded in your own game Prepare effectively, even with limited time between matches Whether you're an amateur looking to level up or a pro seeking to maintain your edge, Dr. Auerbach's insights will help you approach tough competition with confidence and poise. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Get Dr. Auerbach’s Performance Newsletter & connect on X & LinkedIn   Quotable moments: "If you can just focus on what you can control without worrying so much about who the opponent is, it's going to help you perform better. It's going to help you stay fully immersed in your game." - Dr. Alex Auerbach "The more familiar we are, the more comfortable we are with who they are, even if we perceive them to be better, their rank higher, whatever it might be, we're going to start performing better because it feels more familiar." - Dr. Alex Auerbach ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletter  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/19/20245 minutes, 40 seconds
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#470. Is Your Caffeine Habit Hurting You? | Caffeine & Pregnancy | What Andrew Huberman Got Wrong About Caffeine

Is caffeine really dehydrating you? Can it help you lose weight? And is it truly addictive? In this eye-opening episode, I tackle the most pressing questions and misconceptions surrounding the world's most popular stimulant. You'll discover the truth about caffeine's impact on fluid balance, fat loss, performance, pregnancy, and more. I'll also share my coffee "stack" and tips for optimizing caffeine intake, and I'll reveal what Andrew Huberman got wrong about caffeine. Whether you're a die-hard coffee lover or just curious about the science behind this beloved beverage, this episode will give you the insights you need to make informed decisions about caffeine consumption. Purity Coffee - Get 20% off with code ERIKKOREM BUBs Naturals Collagen - Save 20% with code BLUEPRINT Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: Common questions and misconceptions about caffeine supplementation: what does the scientific evidence really show?   Quotable moments: "As a matter of fact, caffeine is the most commonly consumed psychoactive drug in the world." - Dr. Erik Korem "If you need caffeine to get through the day, it's a crutch." - Dr. Erik Korem "Sometimes when they get out of their lane, they can give you information that's not exactly precise and evidence-based." - Dr. Erik Korem (referring to popular figures sharing unsubstantiated claims about caffeine) ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/17/20249 minutes, 4 seconds
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#469. How to 4.2x Your Weight Loss Success: GLP-1 Meds + ? | The Key Factor to Long-Term Weight Maintenance

Are GLP-1 medications the secret to effortless weight loss, or are they hiding a dark truth? In this eye-opening episode, I dive into the controversial world of these popular drugs and uncover the shocking reality behind their long-term effectiveness. Brace yourself as I reveal the little-known key to maintaining weight loss after stopping GLP-1 treatment, backed by a groundbreaking study. Discover: The hidden danger of relying solely on GLP-1 medications The surprising factor that makes you 4.2 times more likely to keep the weight off The shocking amount of weight regain in GLP-1 users who neglect this crucial element The unexpected benefits of this weight loss strategy beyond just the scale The simple, science-backed plan to maximize your results and avoid the yo-yo effect If you or someone you know is considering GLP-1 medications, this episode is a must-listen before making a decision that could impact your health for years to come. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper:  Healthy weight loss maintenance with exercise, GLP-1 receptor agonist, or both combined followed by one year without treatment: a post-treatment analysis of a randomised placebo-controlled trial.Jensen et al. (2024)   Quotable moments: "If you're chronically overweight, like you're obese, these drugs could save your life. And in those situations, I don't have a problem with it." - Dr. Erik Korem "Critics are arguing that relying solely on medication for weight loss fails to address the underlying lifestyle factors that contribute to obesity. And I agree." - Dr. Erik Korem "If you're considering using one of these weight loss medications, incorporating regular exercise in your routine can significantly improve your chances of maintaining your hard-earned weight loss." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletter   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/14/202411 minutes, 1 second
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#468. The Surprising Reason You Keep Getting Injured in Pickleball (and How to Fix It)

Are you tired of getting sidelined by injuries on the pickleball court? In this episode, I reveal the surprising reason why so many players are getting hurt and how a simple change in your pre-game routine can make all the difference. Get Your Free Warmup Guide Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Warming up is more than just preparing to play the game. It's actually like dosing a little bit of medicine every day for your joints, for your soft tissues." "Performing warm-up programs at least once per week is beneficial, with additional sessions further enhancing the protective effects." "Warming up by increasing the heart rate is essential for several reasons. It enhances performance by improving what's called myocardial perfusion. You're going to get more blood to your heart." "Dynamic flexibility is basically placing a load on multiple body segments in a coordinated fashion... You're gradually increasing more blood flow to these muscles and preparing them for the upcoming physical demand." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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#467. The #1 CIA Spy Secret to Instantly Gain Superiority in Any Situation

Want to know the most important trick a former CIA spy learned that changed everything? In this episode, I share the game-changing insight that can help you unlock a new level of understanding, connection, and influence in your life. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Everyone is living life through their perception of the world. Everyone has a storyline going on in their own heads." - Dr. Erik Korem "When we move from perception to perspective, we can step outside of ourselves and start to see the world through someone else's eyes." - Dr. Erik Korem "When you learn to see the world through others' eyes, you unlock a level of understanding, connection, and influence that most people can never even imagine is possible." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/10/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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#466. The Counterintuitive Trick to Unlocking Your Creative Genius

In this episode, I dive into a fascinating study that reveals a hidden but obvious tactic for improving creativity and enjoyment in your day to day experiences. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: Thinking about thinking: People underestimate how enjoyable and engaging just waiting is     Quotable moments: "Boredom can lead to increased creativity, particularly in tasks that involve daydreaming and mind wandering." - Dr. Erik Korem "Boredom may serve as a regulatory psychological state that promotes personal growth and the construction of a meaningful life." - Dr. Erik Korem "By cultivating a greater appreciation of the power of your own mind, you can tap into a valuable source of enjoyment, engagement, and well being." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/7/20247 minutes, 16 seconds
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#465. The Scientific Secret to Planning the Most Relaxing Vacation Ever

Want to know the secret to a truly stress-relieving vacation? In this episode, I dive into fascinating new research that reveals the number one vacation spot for unwinding and recharging. You might be surprised by what the data shows! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "The researchers found that the expansiveness of water also played a role in its stress reducing effects." - Dr. Erik Korem "If you're looking to maximize relaxation on your next vacation, consider finding opportunities to view water like a lake, an ocean, a river, or even your swimming pool." - Dr. Erik Korem "Take a long stroll next to a Creek or spend time in a park where the pond could provide some much needed stress relief." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/20245 minutes, 46 seconds
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#464. 3 Keys to Perform Under Pressure on the Pickleball Court with Dr. Alex Auerbach

Discover powerful strategies to stay calm under pressure on the pickleball court with Dr. Alex Auerbach, former Senior Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors. In this episode, Dr. Auerbach shares proven techniques used by elite athletes to manage nerves and maintain focus in high-stakes pickleball tournaments.   Learn how to: Reframe nerves as excitement and fuel for your pickleball performance Use breathing techniques to regulate your nervous system during intense rallies Keep a balanced perspective during critical moments of the game Practice and simulate pressure scenarios for better preparation on the court   Whether you're a competitive pickleball player or just looking to improve your mental game, Dr. Auerbach's insights will help you develop a winning mindset.   Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Get Dr. Auerbach’s Performance Newsletter & connect on X & LinkedIn   Quotable moments: "These nerves are a sign that you care. You're ready to go. And if you can shift your psychology to that challenge appraisal, all of a sudden that physiology is going to start working in your favor." - Dr. Alex Auerbach "The better your practice represents the actual conditions of competition, the more likely your skill is to transfer from practice to the game." - Dr. Alex Auerbach "If you prepare well and you do the little things right to get there, you know, you stay focused, you work on your goals, all those things, confidence can kind of build that way." - Dr. Alex Auerbach ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/3/20249 minutes, 22 seconds
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#464. The Leadership Grind | Energy Management, Self-Awareness, & More with PushPress Founder Dan Uyemara

Dan Uyemura, visionary founder of PushPress, shares his raw, honest perspective on the challenges of building a company from the ground up. He details the importance of self-awareness, focusing your energy effectively, and prioritizing personal health and growth amidst the demands of leadership. Discover: How Dan uses color-coding to optimize his time and energy The evolution of Dan's fitness journey as a founder Dan's advice for maintaining mental fitness and managing uncertainty Why Dan believes being around too many "infinite possibility" thinkers can be counterproductive   Learn more about PushPress Follow Dan on Instagram, Facebook, & Threads Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "I'm a first time founder. So every day that this company proceeds is the furthest I've ever been into a company. So I think, I think having self awareness is the biggest thing." - Dan Uyemura "I need to prioritize myself and my health is the centerpiece of that - mental, physical, spiritual." - Dan Uyemura "The programs probably knocked all that out of me. You know, addiction recovery programs are just basically like anything you have, you don't have control over - not worth your time, just control the stuff you can control." - Dan Uyemura ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/202411 minutes, 25 seconds
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#462. Protein Myths Busted: What the Science Really Says

In this episode of The BluePrint, I dive into a comprehensive research article that tackles the most common questions and misconceptions surrounding protein supplementation. As protein consumption is crucial for overall health and well-being, I break down the scientific evidence to help you optimize your intake for better results. Discover: Why high protein intake isn't harmful to healthy kidneys The truth about protein and body fat How vegans and vegetarians can meet their protein needs The importance of total daily protein intake over timing Optimal protein ranges for exercising individuals The role of protein supplements in boosting intake Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Unless you have a preexisting kidney condition, there is no need to worry about your protein intake damaging your kidneys." "In exercise trained men and women, high protein diets have either a neutral effect or may actually promote fat loss." "As long as you're hitting your daily protein targets and spreading your intake out throughout the day, you'll be well positioned to support muscle growth and recovery." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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#461. Can You Build Speed in the Weight Room | Developing Youth Athletes & More with Mike Guadango

Is it possible to build speed in the weight room? In this episode of The BluePrint, Dr. Erik Korem and Mike dive deep into the multifactorial approach to speed training, discussing how to tailor programs to individual athletes' needs and goals. Mike shares his insights on the importance of general strength, specific exercises, and the role of velocity-based training in enhancing speed. Discover: How to determine the best approach for each athlete The importance of building a strong foundation through general strength Specific exercises to enhance speed, such as med ball throws and belt squats Velocity-based training metrics and progressions for optimal results Mike's top three recommendations for parents with kids in youth sports Whether you're a coach, athlete, or parent, this episode will provide you with valuable insights and practical strategies to take your speed training to the next level. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free   Connect with Mike on his website Freak Strength, Instagram, Twitter Quotable moments: "If you're meant to be, you're going to, you're likely going to be. So just stay out of your way. Make sure you're not doing things to hurt someone, build a good foundation." - Mike Guadango "Don't stop playing a lot of sports is number one, stop specializing. Early specialization is absolutely the key to become as great as you possibly can in the shortest amount of time, but it limits the height of the apex." - Mike Guadango "These kids need sleep. They have so much on their plate, especially now with school and all the drama with social media. They need grace. They need time to recover and they need nutrition." - Mike Guadango   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletter See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/27/202416 minutes, 45 seconds
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#459. The Best Exercise for Fighting Depression | Exercise vs SSRI & More

In this episode of The Blueprint, I dive into a fascinating systematic review and meta-analysis exploring the most effective types of exercise for treating depression and the possible mechanisms behind their benefits. With depression being a leading cause of disability worldwide, many people are seeking additional tools to manage their symptoms. Join me as I break down the findings from this comprehensive study, including: Which exercise modalities showed the most significant effects on depression severity How exercise intensity may impact the magnitude of benefits The proposed mechanisms behind exercise's mood-boosting effects How exercise compares to other interventions like cognitive behavioral therapy and SSRIs I also discuss the importance of finding an enjoyable and sustainable form of physical activity, as well as the role of exercise as part of a comprehensive mental health toolkit. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, this episode provides valuable insights into the power of exercise as a complementary treatment option. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: *Effect of exercise for depression: systematic review and network* meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials Quotable moments: "Almost all of these modalities were found to significantly reduce depression severity compared to active controls, placebo tablets, or social support." - Dr. Erik Korem "The sheer number of trials and participants, along with the consistency of the results across different types of evidence, strongly suggests that exercise can indeed be a powerful tool for managing depression." - Dr. Erik Korem "Exercise has been shown to increase resistance to both physical and psychological stress." - Dr. Erik Korem "The best exercise is ultimately the one that you enjoy and can stick to with consistency." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/20249 minutes, 27 seconds
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#458. Acupuncture for Performance Training & Chronic Pain with Mike Guadango

Explore the world of acupuncture and pain management with renowned coach and acupuncturist Mike Guadango. In this episode, Dr. Erik Korem explores the ancient practice of acupuncture, its origins, and the science behind it. Mike shares his expertise on using acupuncture for pain management, discussing the multifactorial nature of pain and the importance of a holistic approach to treatment. Discover: The history and different sects of acupuncture How acupuncture needles enhance proprioception and manipulate fascia Mike's integrated approach to pain management and training Strategies for addressing chronic pain and acute injuries The psychological aspects of pain and the power of the mind Whether you're an athlete, coach, or simply seeking to optimize your health, this episode will provide invaluable insights into the world of acupuncture and pain management. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Mike on his website Freak Strength, Instagram, Twitter   Quotable moments: "The needles, in my opinion, are almost a way to enhance proprioception." - Mike Guadango "If anyone tells you it's anything other than guess and check, they're selling you something, they're liars because it's all it is. And my guessing is just decent. It's better. Because I've guessed a lot. I have a lot of data." - Mike Guadango "For me to get everything released, it's like onions. You need to peel layer by layer by layer." - Mike Guadango "If I can get someone from chronic pain from a six to a five in a single session, it's a huge win." - Mike Guadango ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/20/202425 minutes, 41 seconds
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#463. The Leadership Grind | Energy Management, Self-Awareness, & More with PushPress Founder Dan Uyemara

Dan Uyemura, visionary founder of PushPress, shares his raw, honest perspective on the challenges of building a company from the ground up. He details the importance of self-awareness, focusing your energy effectively, and prioritizing personal health and growth amidst the demands of leadership. Discover: How Dan uses color-coding to optimize his time and energy The evolution of Dan's fitness journey as a founder Dan's advice for maintaining mental fitness and managing uncertainty Why Dan believes being around too many "infinite possibility" thinkers can be counterproductive Learn more about PushPress Follow Dan on Instagram, Facebook, & Threads Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free   Quotable moments: "It was that whole process of having a new reality put upon me and processing what that reality meant, and then being pulled off the bus line and being told I was being bailed out was the turning point of my entire life." - Dan Uyemura "If you just do the right thing day in and day out, and you just don't waver from that, you will be amazed at what can happen." - Dan Uyemura "We do the right thing. We help first. We're not trying to be extractionary. We're not trying to take, you know, blindside people or, you know, take them for revenue. We provide the value. And if we do that well, we'll get paid in return." - Dan Uyemura ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202411 minutes, 25 seconds
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#460. From Drug Addict to $100M CEO: Dan Uyemura's Transformational Journey

From drug addiction and facing prison to building a $100M company - Dan Uyemura's raw, honest story of turning his life around will leave you inspired. As the visionary founder of PushPress, a gym management software company, Dan shares his journey of overcoming rock bottom, channeling his obsessive nature into positive pursuits, and creating a help-first culture that drives sustainable growth. Discover: The pivotal moment that sparked Dan's transformation How fitness played a role in Dan's recovery Why Dan is passionate about helping the "little guy" succeed The power of doing the right thing day in and day out How Dan embeds core values into every aspect of his company Learn more about PushPress Follow Dan on Instagram, Facebook, & Threads Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "It was that whole process of having a new reality put upon me and processing what that reality meant, and then being pulled off the bus line and being told I was being bailed out was the turning point of my entire life." - Dan Uyemura "If you just do the right thing day in and day out, and you just don't waver from that, you will be amazed at what can happen." - Dan Uyemura "We do the right thing. We help first. We're not trying to be extractionary. We're not trying to take, you know, blindside people or, you know, take them for revenue. We provide the value. And if we do that well, we'll get paid in return." - Dan Uyemura ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202415 minutes, 41 seconds
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#457. Carrying on a Hero's Mission: How BUBS Naturals Honors a Fallen SEAL with Sean Lake

Discover the game-changing benefits of collagen protein for joint health, injury prevention, and overall wellness. Sean Lake, co-founder of BUBS Naturals, shares his personal journey of eliminating chronic pain and optimizing his health in his 50s by strategically supplementing with collagen. Learn the ideal dosage and timing to maximize results, and get bonus tips on staying fit and mentally sharp as a busy entrepreneur. You'll learn: How collagen supplementation can reduce joint pain and enhance mobility Collagen's effects on tendons, skin, hair and nails Ideal serving sizes and how to time doses for best results Sean's secrets to maintaining a consistent and fun fitness routine in your 50s How to develop mental fitness practices to manage stress and negative self-talk Use the code BLUEPRINT to save 20% on BUBs products. Use this link to save $ → BUBs Link Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Follow BUBs on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram Quotable moments: "There's no way I'm going to market with a product, with my best friend's name on the jar, without it being the absolute best in class." - Sean Lake "I learned about NSF for sport...And everyone said, 'Hey, that's the highest standard. That's the gold.'" - Sean Lake on pursuing rigorous third-party certification "If you can pass NSF for sport certification, then you've got a great quality product." - Sean Lake "It's so worth it, man. Like when you've got that energy...to bring your A game? It's there for you." - Sean Lake on the benefits of prioritizing health through collagen and fitness   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - http://link.aim7.com/adaptation-newsletterSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202413 minutes, 58 seconds
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#456. How to Build Unshakable Character

In this episode of The Blueprint, I dive into the critical importance of character and why it matters more than ever in today's world. Join me as I explore: Why history remembers and reveres people of great character The three key elements of developing strong character How the etymology of the word "character" relates to leaving a unique imprint If you want to strengthen your character or become a leader that others will follow, this episode is for you. Tune in to discover why character is the foundation of a life well-lived and how you can start prioritizing it today. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are." - John Wooden "People follow character. You want to follow a leader with character." - Dr. Erik Korem "A person of character has like etching in them. It's like an imprint that can't go away. And the only way you develop that is by doing hard things and sticking to your values in the process." - Dr. Erik Korem   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/20247 minutes, 57 seconds
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#455. The "Crazy Easy" Path to Retiring in 10 Years or Less - with Ryan D Lee

Want to retire in 10 years or less? Financial expert Ryan D Lee says it's not only possible, it's "crazy easy" if you follow the right principles. In this game-changing episode, Ryan shares the two-sentence playbook for achieving financial freedom: make more than you spend and invest the difference wisely. He explains the critical difference between speculating and investing, and why positioning your money to work with economic forces like inflation can make you wealthy almost despite yourself. Discover: The simple two-sentence playbook for retiring in 10 years or less Why speculating is gambling, not investing (and how to tell the difference) How to make inflation work for you instead of against you The two ways you can fail at achieving financial freedom (and how to avoid them) Why buying and holding the right assets is the key to surprising wealth Ryan’s Webinar & Retirement Calculator: Ryan’s Retirement Calculator: Wealth Outside of Wall Street Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free     Quotable moments: "The path to financial freedom is crazy easy. It is so dang easy. It's two sentences. You want the two sentence playbook here? Yes. Okay. Here we go. It's make more than you make more than you spent. That's number one." - Ryan D Lee "If you are putting your money in something that you don't control, If you are putting your money where you're hoping that it's going to go up in value and you have no control over that outcome, you are actually not investing. You are gambling. You are speculating." - Ryan D Lee "There are financial factors inside of our economy that we just all take for granted now. These four factors are interest rates, taxes, inflation, and opportunity cost. And depending on how your money is positioned, okay, depending on where you put your money, these forces, which exist for every single person, they're either working for you or they're actually helping you get wealthy or they're working against you." - Ryan D Lee "As long as you have a principle-based approach and a good supporting financial system, and I would also say community around you, it is all – I've never seen it – it's impossible to lose. You are going to wake up 10 years from now and this is how my mentor said it, you will wake up and your wealth will surprise you." - Ryan D Lee   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/13/202418 minutes, 36 seconds
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#454. Collagen Protein: Skin & Joint Benefits, Protocols & More with Sean Lake

Discover the game-changing benefits of collagen protein for joint health, injury prevention and overall wellness. Sean Lake, co-founder of BUBS Naturals, shares his personal journey of eliminating chronic pain and optimizing his health in his 50s by strategically supplementing with collagen. Learn the ideal dosage and timing to maximize results, and get bonus tips on staying fit and mentally sharp as a busy entrepreneur. You'll learn: How collagen supplementation can reduce joint pain and enhance mobility Collagen's effects on tendons, skin, hair and nails Ideal serving sizes and how to time doses for best results Sean's secrets to maintaining a consistent and fun fitness routine in your 50s How to develop mental fitness practices to manage stress and negative self-talk Use the code BLUEPRINT to save 20% on BUBs products. Use this link to save → BUBs Link Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Follow BUBs on Twitter, Facebook, & Instagram Quotable moments: "I got out of bed for the first time in years, totally pain-free." - Sean Lake on the profound impact of collagen supplementation "If you supplement with collagen and you've got a good vitamin C source in your life, you are amplifying your body's production of collagen." - Sean Lake "At 53 years old, I've been doing CrossFit for 15 years. I just will cook up these ideas in my head...and I'll just make something up." - Sean Lake  ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/202422 minutes, 48 seconds
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#453. The Truth About High HRV - Why Your Wearable is Getting it Wrong

Are you misinterpreting your heart rate variability (HRV) data? In this episode, I share my recent experience with HRV spikes and reveal why they might not always be a positive health indicator. Learn how to accurately interpret your HRV data and make informed decisions about your health and performance. Discover: The true meaning behind HRV spikes and drops When an HRV spike is a positive sign and when it's not How to respond to HRV spikes during stressful periods The importance of context when interpreting HRV data Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Research does suggest that high HRV is generally associated with good cardiovascular health, improved survival rates in certain patient populations, better overall health conditions, and it should be increasing over time with proper exercise and mental fitness interventions." - Dr. Erik Korem "If you looked at the wearables, the wearables were telling me, 'Eric, life is great. Go crush it.' That would be bad advice to take." - Dr. Erik Korem "The spikes are also an indicator of overtraining, overdoing it, and your body saying it's time to get a break." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/20246 minutes, 57 seconds
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#452. The Cash Flow Secret: How to Buy Back Your Life with Ryan D Lee

Are you trapped in the corporate rat race, trading your life for a paycheck? In this powerful episode, financial expert Ryan D Lee shares his personal journey of climbing the corporate ladder, only to realize he was sacrificing everything that truly mattered. After a health scare with his son and watching his retirement accounts plummet in 2008, Ryan had a wake-up call. He discovered that net worth means nothing; what matters is how much income your assets produce. Discover: Why trading your life for a paycheck is a losing game The critical mindset shift from net worth to cash flow How to determine how much income your assets need to generate Why financial freedom is a lifestyle, not a retirement destination The power of investing for consistency, predictability, and rising income streams Ryan’s Resources: Wealth Outside of Wall Street Book Erik for your next event Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free   Quotable moments: "I realized at this moment, after my 401k dropped like a rock, I was left with about 28,000 in my account. And I did contemplate quitting at that moment because I didn't want to be on the road. I didn't want to live in a different state than my family. I wanted to be that husband that I kept telling myself one day I'll become." - Ryan D Lee "My net worth means nothing. What actually matters is how much income my assets produce. I only owned four months of my time after five years in the corporate world." - Ryan D Lee "If that's true, then the objective of savings is to understand money enough to buy our life, i.e., our time back." - Ryan D Lee "I believe financial freedom – it's a lifestyle. It's not a destination like retirement. It's a lifestyle." - Ryan D Lee   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/6/202414 minutes, 4 seconds
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#451. The Science of Grit: How to Stay Resilient Through Setbacks with Dr. Todd Kashdan

How do you stay committed to a meaningful goal when faced with painful setbacks and obstacles? In this deeply personal and insightful episode, Dr. Todd Kashdan, a world-renowned psychology professor and author, shares science-backed strategies for cultivating resilience and grit. Drawing on his pioneering research on well-being and psychological flexibility, Dr. Kashdan explains how we can "edit our life narratives" to reframe adversity, reconnect with our purpose, and keep moving forward. He also reveals the hidden levels of personality that shape our motivations and offers practical tips for harnessing them to achieve our aims. Learn: The evolutionary "basement" of personality and how it influences behavior How personal projects and life stories add deeper layers to our identities Why highlighting your "why" and support network is key to overcoming setbacks How to view challenges as "just a couple of pages in Chapter 3" of your story The power of personal narratives in fueling motivation and resilience If you've ever struggled to stay the course when things get tough, this episode will give you a rich toolkit of ideas and practices to keep moving forward with passion and purpose. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Todd on his website, LinkedIn, Instagram Get Todd’s book The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent & Defy Effectively   Quotable moments: "The best way to get over setbacks and obstacles on our journey to get to these purposes in life is to really edit the narrative to see. That we're not at the end, we're not in the beginning, and that this is a journey of us." - Dr. Todd Kashdan "Think of your story about what you want to highlight in terms of what pushes you, what motivates you, who do you care about, who are your role models, who are the people that you want to impress, and then you want people to be proud of you for and make sure that those people are emphasized because those archetypal characters in a story." - Dr. Todd Kashdan "As you highlight what you're grateful for, as you highlight the people that you want to be, you want to make proud as you highlight, like what your end objective is, why the sweat, blood and tears is worth it. And think about it in story form. It's much easier to view difficulties as this is just a couple of pages in chapter three..." - Dr. Todd Kashdan ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/3/20249 minutes, 59 seconds
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#450. Is Intermittent Fasting the Secret to Stable Blood Sugar Levels?

Can combining early time-restricted eating with daily caloric restriction supercharge your blood sugar control? In this episode, I dive into a recent study by Zaman and colleagues that compared the effects of early time-restricted eating + calorie restriction & calorie restriction alone on continuous glucose levels in obese adults. The findings may surprise you and reshape your approach to optimizing metabolic health. Discover: The critical importance of maintaining stable blood glucose levels Surprising results on the impact of adding eTRE to DCR Key factors to focus on for improving blood sugar control Insights on the role of calorie restriction and weight loss Practical tips for finding a sustainable approach that works for you Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: The effects of early time restricted eating plus daily caloric restriction compared to daily caloric restriction alone on continuous glucose levels   Quotable moments: "Maintaining a stable blood glucose level is critical for your heart and vascular system. It prevents nerve damage, vision problems, and chronically elevated blood sugar can negatively impact brain function, crush your energy levels, and make you really moody." - Dr. Erik Korem "When the researchers analyzed the data, they found there were no significant differences between the two groups in terms of changes in average glucose levels, glucose variability, or insulin sensitivity over 12 weeks." - Dr. Erik Korem "If you need to lose weight, start with a calorie deficit. And then if eating in a condensed timeframe helps you control your appetite, helps you put some guardrails up, or helps with not having low HRV at night and having an elevated heart rate, then do it." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/20247 minutes, 51 seconds
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#449. Savers Are Losers: Why the Retirement Model is Broken with Ryan D. Lee

Is your retirement plan setting you up for failure? In this eye-opening episode, financial expert Ryan D Lee reveals the harsh truth about traditional retirement planning and why it's not working for most people. Ryan shares his personal journey of following all the rules, only to watch his retirement accounts get cut in half during the 2008 financial crisis. He explains how the current system is stacked against you and why "savers are losers" in today's economy. Discover: Why the traditional retirement plan is failing most people The biggest risk you face in uncertain economic times How to determine how much money you really need to retire Why playing the "average" game won't lead to above-average results The crucial question you must answer before taking money out of your portfolio Ryan’s Retirement Calculator: Wealth Outside of Wall Street Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free   Quotable moments: "Today, 71 percent of people who are saving for the future, this idea of retirement, they're using the markets. And if we just zoom back a little bit, over the last 20 plus years, the market has basically been flat." - Ryan D Lee "When you're saving into a vehicle, when you're saving into a system that by default is stacked against you, you're inevitably putting yourself in a game that you cannot win." - Ryan D Lee "According to the New York Times, 49 percent of the coveted middle class – these are the people that likely have done everything right – 49 percent of them are on pace to retire not just a little bit less off than they started off with. They are at on pace to retire at or near poverty." - Ryan D Lee ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/29/202415 minutes, 30 seconds
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#448. The Science of Changing Minds with Dr. Todd Kashdan

Podcast Description: Discover the art and science of crafting messages that change minds with Dr. Todd Kashdan, a world-renowned psychology professor and persuasion expert. In this episode, Dr. Kashdan shares evidence-based strategies for creating compelling arguments, even when you lack formal authority. Learn how to frame your ideas in terms of aspirational visions, anticipate objections, and leverage social capital to amplify your impact. Drawing on real-world examples and cutting-edge research, Dr. Kashdan reveals the key principles behind effective communication and influence. Learn: Why approach-oriented messages are more persuasive than avoidance-oriented ones How to demonstrate "skin in the game" to build credibility The importance of acknowledging short-term costs before long-term benefits When to use a two-way message versus a one-sided argument How to find the right messenger to champion your ideas Whether you're an innovator challenging the status quo or a leader seeking to drive change, this episode will equip you with the tools to craft messages that resonate and inspire action. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Todd on his website, LinkedIn, Instagram Get Todd’s book The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent & Defy Effectively Quotable moments: "Approach oriented messages are much more effective than avoidance oriented messages." - Dr. Todd Kashdan "One thing you want to do is point out how much skin you have in the game. So you might've done this, but one way of doing this is like, listen, we'll do this at cost. I believe in this product." - Dr. Todd Kashdan "You want to point out that their short term costs costs before they point it out. And so this is the thing like we all wish we knew that when we were, you know, you're basically the innovator archetype in terms of creating this new technology for this, For this entire discipline, so you want it, you want to say up front. This is, there is a trade off for everything..." - Dr. Todd Kashdan "The best way for your idea to get some merit is let let it be amplified by someone that's more socially attractive than you. And I'm using that word strategically, socially attractive. It could be physical. It could be their kind. It could be their wise, their intelligent." - Dr. Todd Kashdan ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/202416 minutes, 53 seconds
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#447. Breakfast Protein: The Secret to Unlocking Your Muscle Gains?

Could your breakfast be the key to unlocking your muscle-building potential? In this episode, I dive into a 2024 scoping review by Kang and colleagues that investigates the relationship between protein intake during breakfast and its effects on muscle mass and strength in adults. Learn: The role of dietary protein in maintaining muscle health Surprising findings on the link between breakfast protein and muscle mass Mixed results on the impact of high-protein breakfasts on muscle strength Importance of protein quality and type in addition to quantity Practical tips for optimizing your protein intake and gains Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Dietary protein plays a critical role in maintaining muscle health, especially as we age." - Dr. Erik Korem "The review consisted of 15 studies, a mix of cross-sectional, longitudinal, and randomized control trials published between 2014 and 2023. So this is a pretty recent look at the literature." - Dr. Erik Korem "It seems clear that there's a beneficial association between a higher protein intake at breakfast and improved muscle mass, but the effects on muscle strength are a bit less definitive." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/24/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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446. Can Diet Soda Help You Lose Weight? New Research Reveals the Truth

Diet drinks vs water for weight loss: which is better? In this episode, Dr. Erik Korem dives into a groundbreaking 2023 study by Harold and colleagues that investigated the impact of diet beverages and water on weight management over 52 weeks. The randomized controlled trial, published in the prestigious journal Nature, yielded surprising results that challenge common misconceptions about diet drinks. Discover: Which is superior - water or diet soda? Surprising improvements in body composition and health markers The role of compliance and behavioral support in successful weight management Key takeaways for incorporating beverages into a balanced diet Importance of personalized approaches aligned with individual goals and preferences Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: Non-nutritive sweetened beverages versus water after a 52-week weight management programme: a randomised controlled trial   Quotable moments: "As someone who's always striving to bring you the most up-to-date, evidence-based information, I couldn't resist sharing the findings of this fascinating study." - Dr. Erik Korem "Both groups experienced significant weight loss, with the diet drinks group seeing a slightly greater reduction across 52 weeks." - Dr. Erik Korem "The results suggest that incorporating diet drinks in moderation as part of a balanced diet based on whole foods can support successful weight management and even lead to improvements in some health markers." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/22/20247 minutes, 13 seconds
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#445. How to be a Courageous Rebel that Creates Positive Change with Dr. Todd Kashdan

Unlock the hidden power of principled insubordination with Dr. Todd Kashdan, a world-renowned psychology professor and bestselling author. In this episode, Dr. Kashdan reveals how embracing dissent and defiance can lead to groundbreaking innovations and positive change. Discover the key strategies for expressing unpopular but important ideas effectively, and learn how to distinguish between principled and destructive forms of disagreement. Dr. Kashdan also delves into the four archetypes of insubordination and shares fascinating insights on the role of courage in speaking up against the status quo. Learn: How to express dissent while maintaining group commitment The equation for principled insubordination Four archetypes of insubordination and their characteristics Strategies for managing fear and increasing willingness to act Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Todd on his website, LinkedIn, Instagram Get Todd’s book The Art of Insubordination: How to Dissent & Defy Effectively Quotable moments: "As soon as you get more than 80 percent likeability in your Amazon rankings for your book or your for your CD or for, you know, for your podcast or your movie, I would say you probably didn't push the envelope enough, especially when it's art and science and athletics." - Dr. Todd Kashdan "Courage can be thought of as the willingness to take action despite the presence of fear. So fear is the denominator and the willingness to act is the numerator." - Dr. Todd ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/19/202419 minutes, 49 seconds
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#444. Low Carb or High Carb for Fat Loss - The Surprising Data!

Carbs: friend or foe? The debate between low-carb and high-carb diets for optimizing body composition and strength gains has raged on for years. In this episode, Dr. Erik Korem dives into a fascinating 2024 study by Kruszewski and colleagues that compared the effects of high-carb, low-fat, and low-carb, high-fat diets on body composition and maximal strength in resistance-trained men over 15 weeks. The results may surprise you. Learn: Which group saw greater decreases in body weight and fat mass The diet that outperformed for muscle hypertrophy and strength Limitations of the study's body composition assessment method Key takeaways for optimizing your diet based on your goals Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: Effectiveness of high-fat and high-carbohydrate diets on body composition and maximal strength after 15 weeks of resistance training Quotable moments: "Proponents of low-carb diets often argue that cutting carbs is the key to maximizing fat loss and even muscle gains, while high-carb advocates emphasize the importance of carbohydrates for fueling intense training sessions and promoting muscle growth." - Dr. Erik Korem "If your primary goal is to maximize muscle growth and strength gains, this study suggests that a higher-carb, lower-fat diet may be the way to go." - Dr. Erik Korem "Ultimately, the best diet for you depends on your individual goals, dietary preferences, and sustainability." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/18/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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Low-Carb vs High-Carb: Which Diet Won for Fat Loss & Muscle Gains?

Carbs: friend or foe? The debate between low-carb and high-carb diets for optimizing body composition and strength gains has raged on for years. In this episode, I dive into a fascinating 2024 study by Kruszewski and colleagues that compared the effects of high-carb, low-fat, and low-carb, high-fat diets on body composition and maximal strength in resistance-trained men over 15 weeks. The results may surprise you. Learn: Which group saw greater decreases in body weight and fat mass The diet that outperformed for muscle hypertrophy and strength Key takeaways for optimizing your diet based on your goals Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Zane: Website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok Quotable moments: "If your primary goal is to maximize muscle growth and strength gains, this study suggests that a higher-carb, lower-fat diet may be the way to go." - Dr. Erik Korem "Ultimately, the best diet for you depends on your individual goals, dietary preferences, and sustainability." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/17/202419 minutes, 49 seconds
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#443. Embracing a Growth Mindset: How Pro Pickleball Athlete Zane Navratil Processes Wins and Losses to Continuously Improve

Unlock the secrets to focus and high performance with professional pickleball player Zane Navratil. In this episode, Zane shares his insights on staying dialed in during long tournaments, maintaining focus in the face of distractions, and processing wins and losses to continuously improve. Discover how meditation, breathwork, and anchoring techniques can help you achieve a flow state and perform at your best. Zane also delves into the stages of leanring and the importance of a growth mindset in overcoming challenges and reaching new heights. Learn: How top athletes maintain focus and perform consistently at a high level Techniques like meditation and breath work to quiet the mind and stay in the present The four levels of competence and how to progress through them The power of anchoring techniques to separate one point from the next Why a growth mindset is essential for long-term improvement and success Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Zane: Website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok Quotable moments: "When you're on the pickleball court, to get into that sort of flow state, you almost want to distract yourself." - Zane Navratil "My body knows what's happening. I've played enough. Like I said, unconscious competence, where my brain is actually going to interfere with things." - Zane Navratil "I take a split second to push the last point out of my mind and focus in on the next point." - Zane Navratil "Out of losses comes the opportunity to improve something." - Zane Navratil ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/15/202410 minutes, 11 seconds
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#442. The One Leadership Skill That Will Make or Break Your Career with Donnie Maib

Are you ready to take the leap from team member to leader? In this episode, Donnie Maib, a seasoned director with over 13 years of experience at the University of Texas, shares his insights on preparing for leadership roles and thriving in the future of work. Donnie reveals the one leadership skill that will make or break your career. If you don’t do this now, trust me, you will struggle! He also shares his top five book recommendations for aspiring leaders and emphasizes the power of listening and genuine human connection. Whether you're an aspiring leader or looking to enhance your current leadership skills, Donnie's wisdom will provide you with a roadmap for success. Tune in now to elevate your leadership game! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Get a copy of Donnie’s new book: The Secret Sauce of Leadership Quotable moments: "You gotta start thinking like a leader way before the position even appears." - Donnie Maib "The more I do this, I think it's so simple, Eric. You've really just got to sit down and listen to people. I have found out as I've gotten older, I do a lot less talking and a lot more just listening." - Donnie Maib "We're really moving to a team-based model. I think what we're gonna need in the future, because I've already seen it here, the really good organizations can move really fast." - Donnie Maib "It's going to be a unique blend of people that are highly skilled and trained, but it's all about the win. It's not about their ego or their, you know, them being out front and getting all the likes and comments." - Donnie Maib ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/12/202413 minutes, 51 seconds
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#441. Building Resilience: Lessons from a Vietnam POW Survivor

When life's trials hit, do you find yourself overwhelmed and drained? In this episode, I share the key to enduring through difficult situations: the right kind of hope. Discover the profound wisdom of the Stockdale Paradox, which reveals how you can persevere through the most difficult kinds of trials. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "When you are imprisoned by great difficulty, you must on one hand never lose the unwavering faith that you will find a way to prevail in the end. While at the same time having the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be." - Admiral Jim Stockdale "You need to face the facts and never lose the faith and just keep taking the next step." - Dr. Erik Korem "Thriving sometimes is just taking the next step. It doesn't mean that you're just crushing life and that, you know, we don't have to walk around like everything's perfect all the time." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/10/20245 minutes, 46 seconds
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#440. Mastering Discipline On and Off the Court: Zane Navratil's Secrets to Stress Freedom

Discover the story behind pickleball's explosive growth with Zane Navratil, a professional player and renowned coach. In this episode, Zane shares his journey from high school tennis champion to becoming a top-ranked pickleball pro, revealing the addictive elements that make this sport so appealing to players of all ages. With his unique blend of competitive drive and engaging personality, Zane offers valuable insights into the future of pickleball and the importance of discipline in achieving success both on and off the court. Learn: Why the social aspect and adrenaline rush make pickleball so addictive How pickleball is poised to become a high school and collegiate sport The potential for pickleball to become an Olympic sport in the future Zane's journey from accountant to professional pickleball player The power of discipline and how it can lead to a more stress-free life   Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Zane: Website, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok Paper: Inactivity Causes Resistance to Improvements in Metabolism After Exercise Quotable moments: "I think the reason why it's so addicting is the social element of it. You're 14 feet away. So for somebody like me who likes to talk a little smack, opponents can always hear me." - Zane Navratil "I think that the future of the sport is this is going to take over as a high school and collegiate sport. I think that's the near future." - Zane Navratil "Discipline is freedom. If you're disciplined enough to get the things done that you need to get done, the rest of your day is free." - Zane Navratil "I like to put everything down in a spreadsheet so that it doesn't live in my head." - Zane Navratil ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/8/202417 minutes, 48 seconds
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#439. Physician Reveals: The TRUTH About Blood Testing | Iron Overload & Why You Should Donate Blood & More with Dr. Leland Stillman

Are expensive blood tests useful or are they a racket for making money? Board-certified physician Dr. Leland Stillman shares when to get tested, which markers matter most, and how to understand results in context. With 13+ years of clinical experience, he reveals common mistakes that lead to misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments. Learn simple at-home steps to optimize hormones, lower disease risk, and increase vitality before considering medications. Discover Dr. Stillman’s framework for using labs to create positive momentum, not anxiety. In this episode, you’ll learn: The biggest mistake uninformed patients make with testing Dr. Stillman’s essential baseline labs and why How to interpret hormone panels (and why levels fluctuate) Surprising impacts of iron overload and heavy metal toxicity Sustainable ways to improve health before taking pharmaceuticals Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. Follow Dr. Stillman on Instagram, X, Facebook, or YouTube Work with Dr. Stillman - Stillman Wellness   Quotable moments: The biggest waste of time is to get labs when you haven't already dialed in your lifestyle and your diet." - Dr. Leland Stillman "I like to look at a DHEA level, DHEA sulfate...it's a good marker for the physiologic reserve of the organism." - Dr. Leland Stillman "There's 3 to 5 grams of iron in the average adult human...it's your single greatest source of oxidative stress." - Dr. Leland Stillman "The last thing that a man with low testosterone needs is testosterone prescriptions." - Dr. Leland Stillman "Seeing appropriate...mental health care is important. And I really have a lot of problems with the modern psychiatric paradigm." - Dr. Leland Stillman ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/5/202417 minutes, 24 seconds
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#438. The 4 Sleep Types & the 2 That Can Ruin Your Health

In this episode, I break down a new research paper that identifies four distinct sleep phenotypes. You can learn which category you fit into and understand the unique risks associated with it. Discover: The four sleep phenotypes How your sleep type can dramatically impact your risk for chronic diseases The shocking health dangers faced by insomnia sleepers and frequent nappers Why inconsistent sleep schedules on weekdays vs. weekends spell trouble Don't let your sleep habits put you on a collision course with serious health issues. Tune in now to learn how to break free from your sleep rut and optimize your well-being for decades to come. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: 10-year Stability of an Insomnia Sleeper Phenotype and Its Association with Chronic Conditions Quotable moments: Quotable moments: "If you're an insomnia sleeper for both times, they checked in. So at the beginning and the end of the study, your risk for heart disease, diabetes, depression, and frailty shot up by a staggering 72 to 188%." - Dr. Erik Korem "Your sleep patterns aren't just something you need to deal with. They could be moving you on a path towards serious health problems, even decades in the future." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://adaptation.beehiiv.com/subscribe See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/3/20246 minutes, 30 seconds
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#437. Coffee, Caffeine, & Longevity: Performance & Health Benefits with Peter Tierney

Coffee & caffeine isn’t just a morning ritual - research demonstrates how caffeine transforms both performance and health. But with misinformation everywhere, how much should you really drink? In this episode, Peter Tierney breaks down how to optimize caffeine consumption for competing, exercising, and even living longer. With 13+ years training elite rugby and soccer teams, Tierney dives deep into the nuances that most “coffee bros” miss. You'll learn: Science-backed guidance on exact caffeine dosing for performance When to strategically use coffee vs. risk jitters Optimizing for competitions vs. recreational training Little-known ways coffee boosts longevity How to harness benefits without disrupting sleep Get 20% Off Purity Coffee using the coupon code: ERIKKOREM Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. X, Instagram, & LinkedIn Work with Peter Quotable moments: "If the caffeine you're taking in the morning is masking. Your four hours of sleep, there's, there are other issues that you need to address." – Peter Tierney ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/1/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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#436. Career Stallers & Stoppers | Navigating Bad Bosses & More with Donnie Maib

Unlock your leadership potential with insights from Donnie Maib, the Head Athletics Performance Coach at the University of Texas. In this episode, Donnie shares his journey from learning to follow to becoming an impactful leader. He reveals how working under both good and bad bosses taught him valuable lessons that shaped his coaching philosophy. Donnie also discusses the importance of authenticity, providing feedback, and proactively seeking mentorship to advance your career. Learn: Why the best followers make the best leaders How to work effectively under a bad boss The importance of staying true to yourself as a leader Common career stallers and stoppers to avoid Strategies for getting feedback and mentorship to grow Donnie's wisdom will inspire you to work on yourself, navigate challenges, and make a lasting impact on others. Tune in now to elevate your leadership game! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Get a copy of Donnie’s new book, The Secret Sauce of Leadership Quotable moments: "I really believe sometimes if you've ever had a bad boss, I believe that you learn some of your best lessons from people that maybe are not great at leading." - Donnie Maib "You were born an original. There was a season for me, Eric, where I tried to copy different coaches around me and kind of be just like them... And I tried to do that for a season, and I was miserable." - Donnie Maib "Work on yourself harder than you do your job." - Donnie Maib "Nobody's gonna come to you with a developmental plan and go, hey, Eric, man, here's a plan to move you up the next three to five years. So you kind of gotta, you kind of take the bull by the, you can't wait for your ship to come in. You gotta swim out to it a little bit." - Donnie Maib ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/29/202412 minutes, 58 seconds
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#435. Plant vs. Animal Protein for Muscle Building: Surprising New Study Results

Can plant-based proteins really compete with animal sources when it comes to muscle gains?   In this episode, I dive into the details of this fascinating study and what it means for you.   We'll cover: The conventional wisdom about animal vs. plant protein for muscle How the researchers designed their study and what they measured The surprising results… Caveats and considerations for interpreting the findings Practical tips for incorporating plant-based proteins into your fitness routine   Whether you're a plant-based fitness enthusiast, a why protein fanatic, or just looking to optimize your gains, this episode will give you a nuanced understanding of the evolving science of protein sources. Tune in to challenge your assumptions and expand your muscle-building toolkit! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "The key takeaway is that when it came to the bottom line, building new muscle protein, the plant-based blend held its own against the milk despite the lower circulating amino acid levels." - Dr. Erik Korem "This is a major win for the plant-based fitness enthusiast and vegans looking to optimize their gains. By combining the right plant sources to complement each other's amino acid profiles, it seems you can craft a protein that's just as muscle-friendly as the animal-based option." - Dr. Erik Korem "The study is a compelling addition to the evolving story of plant-based proteins for fitness. It challenges long-held assumptions and opens the door for more inclusive and sustainable muscle-building nutrition practices." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/27/20246 minutes, 48 seconds
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#434. Crack the Recovery Code with Peter Tierney

Recovery isn't just what you do after your workout - it's the science of applying proactive strategies to enhance performance. But with so many factors to consider, how do you decode what your body really needs? In this actionable masterclass, Dr. Erik Korem, veteran high-performance coach, interviews elite researcher Peter Tierney to reveal his game-changing S.H.I.T. Recovery Framework. You'll learn how to assess your real state of recovery across 4 key dimensions - and take science-backed action tailored to exactly where you're struggling. From pro tips for battling muscle cramps to optimizing nutrition, hydration and sleep, this episodes decodes the complex world of athletic recovery into simple, personalized tactics you can apply right now - whether you're training for competition or just trying to perform your best each day. You'll learn: How to assess where you specifically need recovery help Precise actions to address feeling stiff, heavy, irritable or tired Pro tips for preventing frustrating muscle cramps Optimizing nutrition, hydration, sleep strategies Making long-term recovery an intuitive lifestyle Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. X, Instagram, & LinkedIn Work with Peter   Quotable moments: “Recovery is the other 22 hours outside of...training.” – Peter Tierney ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/25/202417 minutes, 38 seconds
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#433. Preparing for Special Operations | Building Aerobic Capacity | HRV Training & More with Mark McLaughlin

World-class performance coach Mark McLaughlin reveals how he prepares special operations candidates for selection and deployment. Learn: Keys to developing aerobic capacity for long evolutions Balancing strength and speed with heavy training loads Using HRV to regulate training Steps to keep tendons bulletproof despite high volumes How mindset trumps all physical training  Mark has translated decades of work with elite tactical athletes into personalized protocols for ambitious civilians and active duty operators. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. Work with Mark McLaughlin - Performance Training Center Connect with Mark on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn Quotable moments: "Strength honestly is the easiest quality to improve with the young athletes." - Mark McLaughlin ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/22/202412 minutes, 11 seconds
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#432. Can 15 Days of Wim Hof Breathwork and Cold Exposure Transform Your Health

Is the Wim Hof Method a game-changer or just hype? In this episode, I dive into a new randomized control trial that puts the Wim Hof Method to the test. Learn: What the Wim Hof Method claims to do How the 15-day study was designed The results for cardiovascular and psychological outcomes Whether you're curious about the Wim Hof buzz or breathwork and cold exposure, this episode will help you think critically and manage your expectations. Tune in for an objective look at the science behind the hype. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: The effectiveness of the Wim Hof method on cardiac autonomic function, blood pressure, arterial compliance, and different psychological parameters Quotable moments: "The claim that Wim Hof Method is a quick fix for cardiovascular health or mental wellbeing, well, 15 days wasn't long enough to see that." - Dr. Erik Korem "It's a reminder, I think, for all of us to focus on the fundamentals. Regular exercise, sleep, mental fitness, which includes mindfulness, gratitude, breathwork, fostering healthy relationships, eating a diet that's anti-inflammatory, of mostly unprocessed foods." - Dr. Erik Korem "If you enjoy the practice and you feel that it benefits you, there's no harm in incorporating it alongside other evidence-based health habits. Just manage your expectations and don't rely on it as a magic bullet." - Dr. Erik Korem   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/20/20246 minutes, 26 seconds
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#431. Proper Pooping Posture & Surprising Foods Inflaming Your Gut with Kate Scarlata

Did you know there is a proper pooping posture or that certain foods you may eat every day can be wrecking your gut health? Renowned dietitian Kate Scarlata reveals the most common food intolerances plaguing gut health today. With over 30 years of expertise in gastrointestinal nutrition, Kate shares actionable guidance on identifying issues with lactose, gluten, FODMAPs, and more. You’ll discover easy at-home tests, whether blood work offers answers, the step-by-step low FODMAP elimination diet, and how to tailor your approach. Kate also candidly tackles the widespread but rarely discussed health condition of constipation, offering science-backed solutions focused on fiber, fluids, timing, body position, and foods that get things moving smoothly. Learn: The primary causes of food intolerances and symptoms to note Ways to check for lactose and gluten sensitivity yourself How the elimination diet pinpoints your FODMAP triggers Key reasons constipation happens and exactly how to soften stools Smart strategies to improve bowel regularity and gut motility The right way to “go” + ergonomic toilet positioning This gut health blueprint gives you clarity, control, and a path to food freedom. Tune in now! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. Check out katescarlata.com Follow Kate on Instagram & X Buy Kate’s new book: Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS   Quotable moments: “Bloating that would be like a food intolerance is like consistent bloating regardless of really what you eat and having it almost all the time." - Dr. Kate Scarlata "When fiber has the capacity to form a gel in the intestine, it binds some of the bile acid regulating your cholesterol." - Dr. Kate Scarlata "You wanna raise your knees above your hip, and we can do that with...a squatty potty." - Dr. Kate Scarlata ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/18/202419 minutes, 21 seconds
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#430. Is the Modern Healthcare System Plotting to Keep You Sick | How to Use Light to Optimize Energy, Immunity & Longevity with Dr. Leland Stillman

Is our healthcare system designed to keep us sick? Board-certified physician Dr. Leland Stillman pulls back the curtain to expose how corporations profit by turning patients into perpetual “renters” of their own health. With 13+ years of clinical experience, Dr. Stillman reveals smarter solutions. Learn how everyday choices about sun exposure, blue light, diet, social connection, and more influence wellness. Discover simple, sustainable tactics to become the best version of yourself. What You’ll Learn: Why medical business models incentivize lifelong “patienthood” How to optimize sunlight for energy, immunity, and longevity Key mistakes that drain cellular energy and accelerate aging Lifestyle tips from communities with exceptional health spans Sustainable methods to increase health and vitality long-term Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Follow Dr. Stillman on Instagram, X, Facebook, or YouTube Work with Dr. Stillman - Stillman Wellness   Quotable moments: "More people will report that they're more afraid of dementia than they are of death." - Dr. Leland Stillman "Getting sunlight is superior to taking a vitamin D supplement." - Dr. Leland Stillman "Indoor lighting environments are just such a disaster for our physiology." - Dr. Leland Stillman "If the sun causes skin cancer, then spoons make people fat." - Dr. Leland Stillman "When you change the light environment of their office...they have more energy." - Dr. Leland Stillman ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/15/202426 minutes, 36 seconds
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#429. Boost Your Health in Just Minutes a Day with Exercise Snacks

Are you struggling to stay active while working from home? Exercise snacks might be the solution you've been looking for. In this episode, I dive into the science behind short bursts of activity throughout the day and how they can improve your health, focus, and energy levels. Discover: What exercise snacks are and how they work The benefits of short 1-2 minute workouts into your daily routine How to incorporate exercise snacks into your daily routine Examples of exercise snacks The benefits of vigorous intermittent lifestyle activities Paper: Exercise Snacks and Other Forms of Intermittent Physical Activity for Improving Health in Adults and Older Adults: A Scoping Review of Epidemiological, Experimental and Qualitative Studies Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free   Quotable moments: Implementing exercise snacks into my daily flow really helps improve my focus, my energy level, and I just feel better all over." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/13/20247 minutes, 32 seconds
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#428. The Secret to Unlocking the Power of Your Wearable (Apple, Garmin, Oura, Fitbit, Whoop & More) with Peter Tierney

Wearable technology (e.g., Apple Watch, Oura Ring, Fitbit, etc.) gives us incredible data, but without context, it’s meaningless. In this episode, health & performance coach Peter Tierney reveals how to integrate subjective measures like mood, stress and motivation with wearable tech data to truly understand what’s going on in your body.   Peter draws from his experience working with elite athletes and as a senior researcher in the performance apparel industry. He shares smart insights on key metrics to focus on, why mismatches between feelings and data are valuable, managing load based on your phase of training, tools for assessing readiness to train, and more.   Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. X, Instagram, & LinkedIn Work with Peter     Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Work with Mark McLaughlin - Performance Training Center Connect with Mark on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn Quotable moments: "You can't have performance without health in my opinion." - Peter Tierney ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/11/202413 minutes, 55 seconds
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#427. How to Improve Your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) using Your Wearable Device with Mark McLaughlin

After nearly 20 years of optimizing human potential, expert coach Mark McLaughlin details how to systematically improve your HRV. Learn: The science behind how HRV gauges stress and recovery Lifestyle tweaks with outsized impact on parasympathetic tone Steps to objectively assess and address poor sleep quality The magical HRV benefits of frequent, low-intensity movement How to structure easy days based on daily variability Follow this guide to stop wasting time tracking data and finally reap the focus, energy, and fulfillment rewards of optimized HRV. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Book Erik to speak to your organization. Work with Mark McLaughlin - Performance Training Center Connect with Mark on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn   Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Work with Mark McLaughlin - Performance Training Center Connect with Mark on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn Quotable moments: "You have to measure it...What gets measured gets managed." - Mark McLaughlin "Walking to me is like the best exercise for the everyday person." - Mark McLaughlin "Stability is not a bad thing on HRV, it's actually quite good." - Mark McLaughlin ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/8/202414 minutes, 11 seconds
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#426. Does Intermittent Fasting Crush Hunger & Burn More Fat?

Is intermittent fasting a magic bullet for effortless fat loss and better health? I cut through the hype by breaking down a new systematic review on how time-restricted eating really impacts appetite, weight loss, and more compared to standard calorie cutting. In this episode, you’ll discover the truth on whether limiting your eating window offers any unique benefits beyond typical dieting. I reveal the latest research on how various fasting approaches affect hunger levels, body composition changes, metabolic function, physical activity, and diet adherence. Learn: If fasting regimes help control appetite better than normal diets Whether intermittent fasting causes more weight or fat loss The impact on metabolism and workout performance How likely people are to stick to time-restricted plans What role fasting plays in overall fat loss With so much misinformation out there, get the facts on if intermittent fasting lives up to the hype. Understand exactly how to leverage it in your nutrition plan to safely meet your goals. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: The Effect of Intermittent Fasting on Appetite: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Quotes "If you want to reap the rewards of resistance training, there are several key variables you need to control for - volume, intensity, & frequency." "Technique is an under-researched area when it comes to training for strength and hypertrophy." "I recommend checking your ego at the door and maintaining a more strict technique." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/6/20245 minutes, 44 seconds
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#425. What Your Poop is Telling You About Your Health with Kate Scarlata

Renowned dietitian Kate Scarlata reveals everything you need to know about digestion, fiber, poop consistency, digestive enzymes, and more. With over 30 years of clinical expertise in gastrointestinal nutrition, Kate busts myths and provides science-backed guidance to take control of your gut and boost overall wellness. In this episode, you’ll learn: The step-by-step process of digestion from mouth to bathroom How much fiber do you really need each day, and fiber-rich foods to eat What your poop is telling you about your health Whether digestive enzymes are beneficial or hype Lifestyle tips to improve gut microbiome diversity Tune in now for practical ways to advocate for your digestive health. Gain clarity on common gut health struggles and discover simple solutions you can implement today. This straightforward conversation with a leading gut health expert provides a blueprint for unlocking your digestive potential. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Check out katescarlata.com Follow Kate on Instagram & X Buy Kate’s new book: Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS Quotable moments: "Chewing and relaxing are really important here...fast food, eating on the run, like the American Way is really not working very efficiently or with our digestive process." - Dr. Kate Scarlata "Fiber is a fuel for the trillions of microbes that live in our colon and they're keeping our immune system in check." - Dr. Kate Scarlata "You shouldn't be feeling like you're spraying like a crazy man after you use the facilities." - Dr. Kate Scarlata ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/4/202413 minutes, 18 seconds
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#424. Retired Navy SEAL Commander’s Journey from Finance to Warrior - Mark Divine

What were the pivotal experiences that forged retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine’s mental resilience? In this revealing conversation, Mark traces his journey from nature child to warrior monk. He recalls how solo wilderness adventures built grit and self-reliance from a young age. Learn how a swim coach introduced him to the power of visualization, and how a martial arts grandmaster awakened Mark’s intuition to leave Wall Street and answer the warrior’s call. This rare glimpse into Mark’s formative journey shows how our mission in life can change, if we are introspective. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Mark at unbeatableteam.com & unbeatablecoaching.com   Quotable moments: "I learned to be comfortable in my own mind. I didn't need someone to tell me how good I was." - Mark Divine "After about a year and a half of meditating...my inner guidance system came alive." - Mark Divine ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
3/1/202417 minutes, 2 seconds
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#423. The Optimal Weightlifting Technique for Muscle Growth

Want to build muscle without wasting time or risking injury in the gym? In this episode, I break down the science of how to optimize your workout technique to maximize strength and hypertrophy (muscle) gains. I reveal the latest research on four often-overlooked technique factors: repetition tempo, range of motion, exercise mechanics, and strict vs momentum reps. You’ll discover new tempo guidelines to follow, insights on partial range training when to ditch ego lifting and more. Learn: A reasonable tempo for all exercises to safely stimulate growth Why partial reps on a stretched muscle can boost results How to tweak exercises to best target muscles and joints The downsides of using momentum instead of strict form My #1 rule for safe, effective technique Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned lifter, this episode will help refine your training approach. Apply these technique optimizations to build more muscle in less time while preventing painful injuries. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free Paper: Optimizing Resistance Training Technique to Maximize Muscle Hypertrophy: A Narrative Review Quotes "If you want to reap the rewards of resistance training, there are several key variables you need to control for - volume, intensity, & frequency." "Technique is an under-researched area when it comes to training for strength and hypertrophy." "I recommend checking your ego at the door and maintaining a more strict technique." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/28/20249 minutes, 43 seconds
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#422. Building Youth Super Athletes & Long Term Athlete Development with Mark McLaughlin

Get ready to shift your mindset on developing young athletes. Mark McLaughlin, founder of Performance Training Center, distills over 19 years of expertise in training Olympians to middle schoolers into simple but powerful tactics. This conversation tackles the keys to long-term athletic development that most coaches miss. Learn: Why unstructured free play before puberty builds capacity and durability When to introduce formal training programs How to dose age-appropriate intensity The #1 easiest physical quality to progress in adolescence Why calf strength sets the foundation for more power How to structure reactive, high-velocity training with limited space Mark has trained over 700 competitors—from NFL stars to enthusiastic beginners—to unlock their potential while staying healthy. This guide to nurturing lifelong athleticism without burnout is packed with insights that get results. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Work with Mark McLaughlin - Performance Training Center Connect with Mark on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn Quotable moments: "Strength honestly is the easiest quality to improve with the young athletes." - Mark McLaughlin ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/26/202420 minutes, 30 seconds
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#421. Former Navy SEAL Commander on the Role of Vulnerability & Humor in Mental Resilience | Why Great Leaders Avoid Sarcasm & More with Mark Divine

Developing grit and resilience is crucial for achieving success during challenging times. So, how do Navy SEALs cultivate an “unbeatable mindset” in the face of extreme adversity? In this episode, retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine reveals the specific strategies and daily practices used by elite special operators to build relentless mental toughness. With over 20 years of experience as a SEAL officer and SEAL trainer, Mark has created resilience programs for Fortune 500 CEOs, Olympic athletes, and special operations units globally. He distills potent neuroscience and time-tested tactics into simple, battle-tested tools you can apply immediately. Learn: Why optimizing physical health is the foundation of mental resilience How box breathing rewires your nervous system for calm focus Daily mindfulness practices to master your mental energy Training your mind using “stacked” ritual disciplines How to turn obstacles into opportunities for accelerated growth Why resilience means radically accepting “the suck” How to visualize positive outcomes during setbacks If you want to thrive in volatile times, this straight-talk with one of the world’s top performance experts will equip you with the skills to overcome anything. Tune in now to forge your own unbeatable mindset. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Mark at unbeatableteam.com & unbeatablecoaching.com   Quotable moments: "Resiliency is the ability to navigate life's complexity and challenges with grace." - Mark Divine "If you're not training your mind, then someone else is training it for you." - Mark Divine "When you fall down, you get up and you learn from the experience and then you go forward." - Mark Divine ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/23/202413 minutes, 54 seconds
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#420. How I Gained 4.5lbs of Muscle & Almost No Fat at 43

As we age, we lose muscle mass and strength. But how quickly this happens is 100% up to you. It depends on your training, nutrition, sleep, etc. I've spent the past 7 months trying to add more muscle to my 43-year-old frame while trying to minimize gaining fat. Today, I detail how I added about 4.5 lbs of muscle with negligible fat during this period. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Book Erik for your next event Start AIM7 for Free   ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/21/202411 minutes, 26 seconds
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#419. Will Virtuality Ruin Your Health? The Dangers & Potential Benefits of the VR Revolution with Abel James

As virtual reality booms, we must learn how to use virtual reality to enhance education, physical fitness, and more while avoiding the negative potential this technology presents. Abel James examines avoiding addiction to disturbing content through VR’s unprecedented immersion versus championing accessibility revolutions in education and skill-building. Learn: VR/AR concentration risks unmooring from reality How current content prioritizes commerce over humanity Leaders must guide youth on pitfalls amidst the potential potential With care, VR connects us to the unattainable It trains reflexes impossible otherwise Stay rooted while exploring imaginary worlds Abel calls us to collective responsibility in steering VR’s trajectory toward expanding human imagination while avoiding bleak desensitization. This episode focuses on the brightness over shadows. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Abel James at abeljames.com Follow Able on LinkedIn, X, YouTube Quotable moments: “When we put the headset on, it's completely different. You start to have dreams. About your virtual reality experiences." - Abel James ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/19/202415 minutes, 24 seconds
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#418. How to Treat Rosacea Naturally & Effectively | Top Supplements & More with Joy McCarthy

Over 415 million people worldwide struggle with rosacea’s visible symptoms like facial redness, flushing, and acne breakouts. But skin health expert Joy McCarthy reveals the hidden factors behind this inflammatory condition, empowering sufferers with a plan of action. Learn: The multifactorial causes including hormones, products, SIBO, sleep, stress, and more Lifestyle tweaks like anti-inflammatory eating and better sleep hygiene Top supplements to calm skin irritation Why McCarthy says antibiotics only offer short-term relief How to address root causes, not just visible symptoms, for lasting transformation Tips to protect sensitive rosacea-prone skin from sun exposure McCarthy brings over a decade of wisdom as a holistic nutritionist guiding people to clear skin from within. Her insightful approach gives you hope through understanding the root triggers behind redness and breakouts. Get ready to feel equipped and empowered on your journey to balanced, nourished skin. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Check out joyoushealth.com Connect with Joy on Instagram, Facebook, & YouTube Quotable moments: "Depression and anxiety are very common with people who suffer from rosacea. And the problem is that the dermatological approach doesn't address the root cause." - Joy McCarthy "I think, you know, I have, I can share, I have, you know, many different articles and podcasts that I've done on it that kind of go through like what are all of the root causes, and you kind of have to just go through all of them if you want to address it from a more natural perspective." - Joy McCarthy "When you have rosacea, your skin barrier and your skin microbiome is compromised, so you don't have that natural protection." - Joy McCarthy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/16/202413 minutes, 37 seconds
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#417. 3 Things the NFL Taught Me About Winning That Can Change Your Life

In this episode, I share 3 keys to elite performance that I learned from my time in the NFL and from training Olympic gold medalists. You’ll discover: The critical role of talent - and passion - in fueling results Why you must hire “A Players” at every level The trap of good intentions but weak plans Why building resilient “adaptive capacity” is key Why high performance takes more than skill Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Abel James at abeljames.com Follow Able on LinkedIn, X, YouTube Quotable moments: "You don't rise to the level of your expectations. You fall to the level of your training." "You're either trained or you're untrained...you fall to the level of your training." - Dr. Erik Korem "Capacity trumps capability." - Jeff Bandman, Former CIA & Army Ranger ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/14/20246 minutes, 59 seconds
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#416. The #1 Factor for Health & Fitness Success that Costs $0 with Abel James

We know the basics: sleep, nutrition, community, and movement. But putting them into daily practice is easier said than done. After 500+ interviews with diverse health experts, what tactics does leading podcaster Abel James find cut through the hype? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Abel James at abeljames.com Follow Able on LinkedIn, X, YouTube Quotable moments: “It’s mostly a matter of doing it, you know, so there are so many things in life where it's just like, Oh yeah, I know that I should probably stay away from flowers and sugars and, but it's the holidays and I know that I should do it." - Abel James "If you are trying to haphazardly jump from One way of doing things to another without really putting that time in to test to see if it works for you, then you're not going to ultimately get, get that good of results." - Abel James "People can heal so much from, they can go from being half dead or almost completely dead to being high performers again." - Abel James ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/12/20248 minutes, 55 seconds
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#415. Former SEAL Commander Reveals How to Build An Unbeatable Mind - Mark Divine

Developing grit and resilience is crucial for achieving success during challenging times. So how do Navy SEALs cultivate an “unbeatable mindset” in the face of extreme adversity? In this episode, retired Navy SEAL Commander Mark Divine reveals the specific strategies and daily practices used by elite special operators to build relentless mental toughness. With over 20 years experience as a SEAL officer and SEAL trainer, Mark has created resilience programs for Fortune 500 CEOs, Olympic athletes, and special operations units globally. He distills potent neuroscience and time-tested tactics into simple, battle-tested tools you can apply immediately. Learn: Why optimizing physical health is the foundation of mental resilience How box breathing rewires your nervous system for calm focus Daily mindfulness practices to master your mental energy Training your mind using “stacked” ritual disciplines How to turn obstacles into opportunities for accelerated growth Why resilience means radically accepting “the suck” How to visualize positive outcomes during setbacks If you want to thrive in volatile times, this straight-talk with one of the world’s top performance experts will equip you with the skills to overcome anything. Tune in now to forge your own unbeatable mindset. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Connect with Mark at unbeatableteam.com & unbeatablecoaching.com Quotable moments: "Resiliency is embracing the suck of the obstacles and actually looking forward to them." - Mark Divine "When you devote mental energy in the form of positive dialogue and visualization...your body will comply because it's all energy." - Mark Divine "I have a saying that if you're not training your mind, then someone else is training it for you." - Mark Divine ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/9/202418 minutes, 37 seconds
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#414. Unlock Your Sleep & Recovery Potential with 3 Sleep Behaviors & Why You Should Ignore Deep & REM Sleep Metrics from Your Wearable

Today, I will discuss the three most important factors to monitor and enhance your sleep and recovery. I will explain why you should disregard deep and REM sleep metrics on your wearable device and highlight the information you should actually focus on. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "You need about seven to nine hours a night...that's the golden window." - Dr. Erik Korem "Going to bed earlier and waking up earlier by one hour could reduce the risk of major depression by 23%." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/7/20247 minutes, 24 seconds
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#413. Use Music to Enhance Productivity, Induce Flow States, & Improve Exercise Performance with Abel James

Music has effects we don't fully grasp beyond pumping up emotions. How can we harness its magic to improve productivity, workouts, and mental health? Abel James, host of the award-winning Fat-Burning Man Show podcast, reveals science-based techniques to wield music’s power deliberately. Drawing on research and real-world examples like Michael Phelps’ pre-competition rituals, Abel shares specific ways music drives arousal and flow states by encoding emotional data via pitch, rhythm, and more. We’re wired to translate those elements and entrain our bodies and brains. Learn how picking tracks with certain beats per minute can optimize running cadence and pacing. Discover why lyrics may disrupt mental work, but instrumentals enhance focus. Tap into familiar songs and binaural beats to trigger heightened performance mentally and physically. Key Takeaways: Music’s strange effects are grounded in biology, linking language and emotional processing Athletes use music’s rhythmic flow to access optimal mindsets pre-event without listening during Lyrics can degrade language tasks, but beat drives cadence for activities like running Sync tempo to target pace and heart rate based on your training Binaural beats entrain brainwaves, influence arousal and flow Build customized playlists to trigger productivity and peak performance When strategically harnessed, music transforms our inner experience to drive outcomes. Tune your mind and body with precision through science-backed techniques. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Abel James at abeljames.com Follow Able on LinkedIn, X, YouTube Quotable moments: "Music and language are indelibly linked and we're hardwired to accept the different aspects of music." - Abel James "You can definitely use music to heighten your own arousal physiologically speaking." - Abel James ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/5/202412 minutes, 24 seconds
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#412. 8 Toxic Ingredients to Avoid in Skincare Products & How to Care for Your Skin Microbiome with Joy McCarthy

Dr. Erik Korem sits down with skin health expert Joy McCarthy to uncover the emerging science linking the gut and skin microbiomes as the missing piece to radiant, inflammation-free skin. Joy shares over 13 years of wisdom as a holistic nutritionist and founder of Hello Joyous skincare, empowering listeners with a paradigm shift: skin health starts from within. Learn: The two key jobs of the skin microbiome in regulating inflammation and immune response How diet diversity promotes healthy gut and skin 8 toxic ingredients to avoid in skincare products that disrupt hormone balance McCarthy’s top tips for cleansing, toning, and replenishing skin with minimal products Why “complicated skincare routines are so 2015,” according to McCarthy How to shift your mindset to nurture wellbeing from the inside out for a healthy glow Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Check out joyoushealth.com Connect with Joy on Instagram, Facebook, & YouTube Quotable moments: "When the skin microbiome is off, it can have, it can cause a whole array of different symptoms." - Joy McCarthy "One of the purposes of phthalates in products is fragrance...they are hormone disruptors. And what you put on your body gets, what you put on your skin gets into your body." - Joy McCarthy "Healthy hair is only the result of healthy scalp, healthy hair follicles. Keeping inflammation in check in regards to the hair follicles." - Joy McCarthy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2/2/202428 minutes, 27 seconds
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#411. Does Meal Timing Matter? Shocking New Research & The Implications for Your Heart Health

New scientific evidence is transforming outdated advice about meal timing and heart health. In this episode, I detail a groundbreaking study showing how the circadian rhythms built into our body’s biology dictate optimal times for eating to support cardiovascular health. Tune in to discover easy-to-implement chrononutrition strategies rooted in this emerging science. You’ll be shocked to learn that meal frequency matters far less than synchronizing your feeding time with your chornobiology. This episode shatters myths around late night snacking and occasional fasting while revealing the ideal circadian blueprint for eating to boost heart health. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Papers - Dietary circadian rhythms and cardiovascular disease risk in the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort   Quotable moments: “When we put the headset on, it's completely different. You start to have dreams. About your virtual reality experiences." - Abel James ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/202410 minutes, 59 seconds
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#411. Does Meal Timing Matter? Shocking New Research & The Implications for Your Heart Health

New scientific evidence is transforming outdated advice about meal timing and heart health. In this episode, I detail a groundbreaking study showing how the circadian rhythms built into our body’s biology dictate optimal times for eating to support cardiovascular health. Tune in to discover easy-to-implement chrononutrition strategies rooted in this emerging science. You’ll be shocked to learn how meal frequency matters far less than synchronizing the first and last bite each day with your natural bio-clock. This episode shatters myths around late night snacking and occasional fasting while revealing the ideal circadian blueprint for eating to boost heart health. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Papers - Dietary circadian rhythms and cardiovascular disease risk in the prospective NutriNet-Santé cohort Quotable moments: "New research reveals how the timing of your meals impacts heart health." - Dr. Erik Korem "By properly aligning your daily food intake with your innate metabolic cycles, you can strengthen your heart and blood vessels as you age." Dr. Erik Korem "You'll be shocked to learn how meal frequency matters far less than synchronizing the first and last bite each day with your natural bio-clock." Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/31/202410 minutes, 59 seconds
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#410. Mental Models for Sustained Success Simplicity, Extreme Ownership and Living Passionately with Clint Murphy

What life lessons and mental models shape the thinking of ultra-successful people? Growth expert Clint Murphy breaks down his blueprint for sustained achievement. Clint reveals the key concepts that high performers use to accomplish big goals decade after decade. Learn how they: Take extreme ownership rather than play the blame game Invert problems to uncover creative solutions Reciprocate value to build deeper relationships Avoid overoptimism by visualizing worst-case scenarios Plan for the best but prepare for the worst Clint also shares the mental models that drive his own obsession with lifelong growth and contribution. Discover how principles like memento mori and amor fati infuse his days with passion and purpose. If you want timeless philosophies to shape your mindset and decision-making, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in now for rare insights that deliver results. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Clint on X, Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube Listen to the Growth Guide Podcast Growth Guide newsletter Quotable moments: "When I'm on my deathbed and I'm 80, I don't want to look at you and say, I worked that job for 30 years." - Clint Murphy "If I'm gonna die. And I know I'm going to die. That's the one thing we all know is I need to live life." - Clint Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/29/202418 minutes, 30 seconds
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#409. Heart Rate Zone Training | Zone 2 Exercise | RPE Training & More Anthony Walsh

The pursuit of excellence often involves hardship. This might not be enjoyable, but it's a crucial part of the process. Undergoing challenging experiences can increase our capacity for happiness and prepare us better for life's obstacles. In this episode of The Blueprint, cyclist and podcaster Anthony Walsh chats with Dr. Erik Korem to explore why hardship is so essential in the profound joys of sport, and how it helps build resilience that benefits us beyond competition. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why intense physical exertion provides an invaluable frame of reference for overcoming everyday difficulties How contrast experiences of intense hardship can profoundly amplify subsequent feelings of comfort and contentment Why voluntarily embracing periodic discomfort is key for resilience How the accumulation of status symbols and possessions often fails to bring lasting fulfillment How the iterative process of refining skills through small daily sacrifices builds character transferable to other pursuits Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Anthony Walsh at roadmancycling.com Roadman cycling podcast   Quotable moments: "I would aim to do...80% of your time...long aerobic training. But you definitely want to throw in some harder stuff." - Anthony Walsh "Go till you see Jesus." - Anthony Walsh on VO2 Max sessions "If you distribute your time across the zones...you're taking a lot boxes for longevity, disease prevention." - Anthony Walsh "The ROI on training time is massive...a 20 minute workout can trash yourself." - Anthony Walsh "Don't drown your own voice out in data...How do I feel? should resonate as much as biometrics." - Anthony Walsh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/26/202418 minutes, 50 seconds
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#408 Is Sitting Really the New Smoking & Drop Body Fat By Doing One Thing

Is sitting really the new smoking? I examine a fascinating new study showing how sedentary behaviors like prolonged sitting negatively impact heart health and longevity. The research categorizes daily movement into sleep, sitting, standing, light activity, and moderate/vigorous exercise. It then models reallocating time between these behaviors. The results show startling effects from too much sitting, and I explain how just small changes in your day can impact your BMI, waist circumference, and cardiometabolic risk factors. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Sitting really is the new smoking." "Just 5-7 more minutes per day of standing or light activity leads to lower BMI and waist size." "30 more minutes of brisk walking or exercise substantially improves heart disease risk factors." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/24/20249 minutes, 21 seconds
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#407. 3 Steps to Financial Freedom Before 40 from a Self-Made Millionaire with Clint Murphy

What does it really take to achieve financial freedom? Growth expert Clint Murphy breaks it down into three simple steps anyone can follow. In this straight-talk conversation, Clint gets real about his path to financial freedom before 40. Learn how he: Earned more by developing rare skill combinations Spent less by cutting wants and focusing on needs Invested the rest into real estate over time Clint also shares how to apply these three steps in your own life. Discover how to: Increase your earnings through professional development Reduce expenses while still enjoying life Put excess cash into “set it and forget it” ETFs If you feel stuck on the path to financial freedom, this episode will get you unstuck. Tune in now for simple wealth-building tactics tailored for your busy lifestyle and goals. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Clint on X, Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube Listen to the Growth Guide Podcast Growth Guide newsletter Quotable moments: "Hey, the market in Texas is in a dip, prices are down, no one's buying, interest rates are too high. Guess what? That's when you need, that's when you need to buy." - Clint Murphy "If you don't want to put the time in to learn what you're going to invest in, just put your money in ETFs and let compounding in time do the work." - Clint Murphy "When our listeners combine their existing skills with communication skills, there's very few people that are combining those." - Clint Murphy "What pays a lot today won't pay a lot tomorrow. What you want is to be in demand. And the way you do that is you pick up rare skills." - Clint Murphy “You will get wealthy in the fullness of time with real estate...10, 20, 30, 40 years down the road." - Clint Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/22/202412 minutes, 59 seconds
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#406. Complete Guide to Body Fat Testing | Ideal Ranges for Men & Women & More with Pratik Patel

Get the inside track on optimizing body composition from leading sports nutrition expert Pratik Patel. With over 20 years studying nutrition, fitness and recovery, Pratik shares little-known tactics for accurately measuring body fat percentage. Learn the pros and cons of methods like DEXA scans, calipers, and bioelectrical impedance. Pratik also reveals ideal body fat percentage ranges that support health and performance without going to extremes. Expect to discover: The best at-home tools for tracking meaningful fat loss trends Biggest mistakes that skew body composition results Ideal body fat % ranges for men and women Whether six-packs and cover model looks are realistic or sustainable How to embrace your natural body type for lifelong wellness Drawing on his experience directing performance nutrition for the NY Giants and consulting with pro teams, startups and VCs, Pratik cuts through the hype with science-backed wisdom. Tune in now to master healthy, aesthetic and high-performing body composition goals. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Pratik on Twitter & Instagram Quotable moments: "As a male, you can look really good, really lean, really strong in around 12 to 15% body fat." - Pratik Patel "I think people have a skewed view on what they should look like." - Pratik Patel ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/19/202410 minutes, 51 seconds
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#405. Living Your Life on Purpose & the Joy of Exercise with Anthony Walsh

While intense physical exertion can build character, the transcendent joy of movement matters too. So how do you unlock the happiness, freedom and childlike wonder that exercise offers? On this episode of The Blueprint, pro cyclist turned podcaster Anthony Walsh joins me to discuss leveraging fitness for fulfillment beyond sculpted physiques. We also discuss aligning your life and schedule with your values and what matters most. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why the joy of training is often deferred, emerging after we push past discomfort How to rediscover the pure freedom of movement from childhood Why consistency matters less than finding activities that make time fly by How to let experimentation and play guide your fitness journey Why health provides the foundation enabling us to show up for everything else in life How to align your schedule with your values and priorities Whether you feel disenchanted with exercise or simply strive for deeper meaning, this thoughtful conversation offers ideas and inspiration to enrich your relationship with fitness. Tune in now to rekindle your innate love of movement. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Anthony Walsh at roadmancycling.com Roadman cycling podcast Quotable moments: "There's almost no correlation between money and happiness." - Anthony Walsh "If you say your wife and your kids are important...and all your time is work...guess what - they're not your priority." - Anthony Walsh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/17/202410 minutes, 49 seconds
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#404. An Integrative Guide to Transforming Your Gut & Taming IBS: Retrain Your Brain, Optimize Nutrition, Calm Your Gut with Dr. Megan Riehl

Managing irritable bowel syndrome often feels like an uphill battle. But what if you could unlock simple, drug-free techniques to tame your symptoms from a leading GI psychologist? In this revelatory conversation, Dr. Megan Riehl, Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Michigan, pulls back the curtain on integrative therapies that can transform your relationship with IBS. With 13 years of clinical experience and specialized training in psychogastroenterology, Dr. Riehl meets patients where they are. Her compassionate, evidence-based approach equips you to understand the brain-gut connection, retrain habitual thought patterns, optimize nutrition, and intuitively care for your unique microbiome. Tune in to discover: A 4-minute breathing exercise to instill calm when GI symptoms flare The proper pooping posture that ensures complete bowel movements How gut-directed hypnotherapy sessions can override distress signals between your brain and digestive tract Strategies to curb constipation and urgency episodes If a probiotic is right for you If you feel discouraged by hit-or-miss IBS treatment plans, this conversation offers reason for hope. Dr. Riehl leaves no stone unturned in equipping you to live fuller and freer. Her integrative methodology helps you become CEO over your own care - and write a new story of resilience. Get the AIM7 Weight Loss Manual and Save 36% off an annual membership Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Pre-order Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS Follow Dr. Riehl on X, and Instagram YouTube Video - Diaphragmatic Breathing with Dr. Riehl Quotable moments: "The research shows [gut-directed hypnotherapy] is a better treatment than any other drug on the market for IBS." - Dr. Megan Riehl ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/15/202415 minutes, 21 seconds
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#403 Do Foam Rollers Actually Help You Recover Faster?

Do foam rollers and massage tools actually help you recover faster from tough workouts? Get the real science behind these popular recovery techniques. In this episode, I dive into a new research review on using self-massage for addressing muscle pain and restricted mobility associated with intense exercise like resistance training. I summarize findings on the efficacy of common self-massage tools - including foam rollers, massage balls, vibrating rollers - and interprets how average gym-goers can apply the science to their own fitness routines. Learn: The proposed mechanisms behind why self-massage provides acute benefits How does foam rolling compare to massage sticks for pressure and mobilization The limited evidence on long-term efficacy and injury/performance impacts Caution about claims that self-massage boosts athletic performance The role self-massage can play before exercise as part of a warm-up Safe self-massage techniques to avoid nerve damage How the average person can use self-massage to manage delayed onset muscle soreness Get clarity on what the research says so far regarding self-massage for mobility and recovery. Discover tips for smart incorporation into your own exercise programming. Self-Massage Techniques for the Management of Pain and Mobility With Application to Resistance Training: A Brief Review Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "So instead of going to a massage therapist, they're using these devices, different self massage tools, like foam rollers, massage balls and percussion massagers, like a Theragun aim to improve blood flow and mobility while lowering. the perception of pain." - Dr. Erik Korem "Foam rolling may provide greater pressure and tissue mobilization compared to like roller massagers, like massage sticks. So if you're taking a massage stick and just massaging your quads, versus laying on a foam roller which has got your whole body bearing down on it. It's going to provide more pressure." - Dr. Erik Korem "I actually like these things. It's like a regular foam roller and there's like a, you know, vibration device in there. And I like to kind of do a trigger where I'll just kind of sit on an area and then move the area." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/12/20249 minutes, 40 seconds
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#402. The No-Fail Framework for Lifelong Leanness with Pratik Patel

Achieving sustainable body composition goals requires a long-term mindset. Leading performance coach and dietitian, Pratik Patel, distills 20 years of expertise into a simple 3-part framework for lasting fat loss. Learn the most effective nutrition, exercise and lifestyle tweaks to support your physique 365 days a year. Expect tips on: Starting (or restarting) a plan now to build momentum Exact protein targets to preserve precious muscle Strategic movement minimums that boost metabolism daily Intermittent fasting windows that avoid starvation Keeping perspective through heavier eating seasons Drawing from his experience fueling pro athletes and executives, Pratik helps you take the long view. Reframe every day as an opportunity to nourish your body, not just passport days to overindulge. Tune in now and get back on track with an intelligent plan for consistent, sustainable change in 2024 and beyond. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Pratik on Twitter & Instagram Quotable moments: "Sitting really is the new smoking." "Just 5-7 more minutes per day of standing or light activity leads to lower BMI and waist size." "30 more minutes of brisk walking or exercise substantially improves heart disease risk factors." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/11/20249 minutes, 58 seconds
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#401. The Simple Tactics for Mapping and Crushing Your Biggest Goals with Clint Murphy

How do you turn your biggest goals from daydreams into reality? Clint Murphy, growth expert and host of The Growth Guide podcast, breaks it down into three simple steps anyone can follow. With 350K Twitter followers and a social media reach topping 450K, Clint has turned content creation into a platform for empowering others. As a lifelong learner obsessed with personal growth, he’s focused on helping 1 billion people live better. In this straight-talk conversation, Clint boils success down to vision, plan, and action. Learn how to: Clearly define your biggest goals and visions Map out a step-by-step plan to achieve them Build daily habits that compound over time Stay consistent with small actions that add up Develop mental fortitude to push through challenges Apply progress from one area of life to fuel others If you feel stuck on the path to your goals, this blueprint for achievement will get you unstuck. Tune in now to start taking control of your future with simple tactics optimized for your lifestyle. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Clint on X, Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube Listen to the Growth Guide Podcast Growth Guide newsletter Quotable moments: "You have to wake up every day and you have to take action towards the plan, which drives towards the vision." - Clint Murphy "Start as small as possible...Be consistent. And over the course of 1, 2, 3 years, the level of the goals that you'll be setting for yourself are exponentially larger than when you started." - Clint Murphy "This all comes down to... build your get $hit done muscle." - Clint Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/8/202416 minutes, 48 seconds
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#400. 5 Life-Changing Lessons Learned from Recording 400 Episodes

After 400 episodes and hundreds of conversations with high performers, I noticed key commonalities that set my most impactful guests apart. I share the 5 major themes that emerged and how you can apply them to your life. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "They were dedicated to their craft and it's not just one skill set that these people had. They had A rare combination of skill sets." "You know you're a master of a subject when you can understand that subject and make it simple for somebody else." "These people are self aware. They can step back and they can look at their life and they can ask the hard questions." "I've just noticed that these folks like really care about other people and they understand they can't do it themselves." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/5/20249 minutes, 54 seconds
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#399: Free Weights vs. Machines | Which one Wins for Strength, Muscle Growth & More

The fitness world is divided: Are free weights or strength machines superior for building muscle, power, and strength? Dr. Erik Korem dives into the research to provide definitive science-backed answers. Discover a recent 2022 systematic review and meta-analysis comparing muscular changes from these modalities head-to-head. The verdict may surprise you! Get the real reasons why each method succeeds despite prevailing myths. Learn how to incorporate both into an integrated training program for more well-rounded development.   Expect insights on: Specificity: How practicing the exact exercise drives superior results Why do machines effectively grow muscle  Strategies to blend free weights AND machines for optimal muscle gains Using machines to safely push close to complete failure How to choose tools aligned with your specific strength goals Dr. Korem cuts through the debates to reveal how you can harness the unique advantages of both free weights and machines. Apply his science-backed blueprint to pick the right modality for your needs and optimize all aspects of your training. Gain versatility, safety, precision, and the best path to accomplish your fitness goals. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Paper: Machines and free weight exercises: a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing changes in muscle size, strength, and power. Quotable moments: "The study highlights something really important. Specificity. If your goal is to increase strength in a specific exercise, like a squat, then practicing that specific exercise will yield better results." - Dr. Erik Korem "For optimal muscle development, incorporating both free weights and machines might be the best strategy." - Dr. Erik Korem "The most important thing is, is that you're applying the principles of volume, intensity, and frequency." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/3/20245 minutes, 28 seconds
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#398. The Hidden Psychological Toll of Digestive Disorders | IBS | Gut-Brain & Anxiety & More Dr. Megan Riehl

Is your gut wreaking havoc on your mental health? Up to 45 million Americans suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), struggling with unpredictable diarrhea, constipation, nausea and more. These “disorders of gut-brain interaction” take a serious toll, with higher rates of anxiety, depression, and even PTSD compared to the general public. So how do you break free from the vicious cycle? Dr. Megan Riehl, a clinical psychologist and gastroenterology specialist, shares insider strategies to get your gut-brain axis back in sync. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Riehl now runs one of the first GI behavioral health clinics in the country at the University of Michigan. Tune in to learn: The pathophysiology behind IBS and how the “gut-brain feedback loop” operates How diet, lifestyle, and environment shape GI distress Practical coping tools to tame anxiety about bathroom access Emerging links between GI disorders and conditions like PTSD Cutting-edge treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy tailored to GI patients If you or someone you love battles the physical and mental strain of digestive issues, this science-based conversation is a must listen. Dr. Riehl leaves us hopeful - with greater awareness and the right integrative care, those suffering can find real relief. Get the AIM7 Weight Loss Manual and Save 36% off an annual membership Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Pre-order Mind Your Gut: The Science-based, Whole-body Guide to Living Well with IBS Follow Dr. Riehl on X, and Instagram Quotable moments: "About 45 million Americans have IBS. And that's of people with bathroom issues." - Dr. Megan Riehl "What really is at the heart of these disorders of gut-brain interaction are difficulties between the way the brain and the gut are communicating." - Dr. Megan Riehl "We actually are seeing higher rates of post-traumatic stress in GI conditions." - Dr. Megan Riehl ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1/1/202416 minutes, 12 seconds
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#397. Parenthood Fitness Tips for Time-Starved People | Modeling Wellness for Your Kids & More with Pratik Patel

Becoming a new parent can disrupt even the most dialed-in health and fitness routines. So how do you care for a newborn, run a business, and still find time to exercise and eat right? Leading sports nutritionist Pratik Patel reveals his personal tactics for maintaining energy, strength, and body composition while balancing fatherhood. Learn Pratik’s framework for: Getting any movement in during chaotic baby schedules Using strategic power naps to recharge amid sleep deprivation Optimizing nutrition so your body can better handle stress Keeping your eye on the long-term rather than quick fixes Modeling healthy behaviors for your kids as they grow With over 20 years studying fitness, nutrition, and recovery, Pratik puts it all in perspective. He helps men reshape priorities and care for their health in service of family. Tune in now to pick up practical lifestyle tweaks that set you up for success during this transformative life stage and beyond. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Pratik on Twitter & LinkedIn Quotable moments: "For me, sleep is a really big anchor in terms of energy, cognition, body composition, motivation." - Pratik Patel ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/29/202312 minutes, 15 seconds
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#396: A Simple Formula for Weight Loss & Improved Body Composition + SPECIAL BONUS

Ring in 2024 with a healthy makeover! Dr. Erik Korem reveals his simple formula for safe, sustainable weight loss backed by science. Learn a strategic approach to strength training, cardio, diet, NEAT, and sleep that primes your body to shed fat while maintaining precious muscle. Expect tips on: The ideal caloric deficit Protein guidelines to prevent muscle wasting Sample supersets to boost metabolism Interval training How more NEAT steps stoke your calorie burn Why sleep is critical to appetite regulation Dr. Korem also shares common weight loss mistakes that sabotage results. Discover how to determine an appropriate deficit period, reverse diet to cement your gains, and avoid chronic underfueling. Commit to a healthy makeover done a smart way, safe, and sustainable way in 2024. Tune in now to learn how small, consistent changes to training, eating, and recovery can add up to big, lasting changes. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Get the AIM7 Weightloss Manual Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Your body, the whole human organism is an adaptation machine, so when you apply a specific stressor on it, it wants to adapt so it can overcome and get really good at taking on that stress in the future." - Dr. Erik Korem "As long as your hormone levels are within the normal range, it's not going to make as big of a difference as we may think." - Dr. Erik Korem "I don't think it's wise to consistently be sore after training. It means that you're doing too much volume. Your body isn't able to adapt." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/27/202313 minutes, 55 seconds
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Hope & Joy in Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. My message to you today is simple: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that however believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." John 3:16See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/25/20232 minutes, 44 seconds
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#394. The Hidden Benefits of Embracing Discomfort with Anthony Walsh

The pursuit of excellence often involves hardship. This might not be enjoyable, but it's a crucial part of the process. Undergoing challenging experiences can increase our capacity for happiness and prepare us better for life's obstacles. In this episode of The Blueprint, cyclist and podcaster Anthony Walsh chats with Dr. Erik Korem to explore why hardship is so essential in the profound joys of sport, and how it helps build resilience that benefits us beyond competition. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why intense physical exertion provides an invaluable frame of reference for overcoming everyday difficulties How contrast experiences of intense hardship can profoundly amplify subsequent feelings of comfort and contentment Why voluntarily embracing periodic discomfort is key for resilience How the accumulation of status symbols and possessions often fails to bring lasting fulfillment How the iterative process of refining skills through small daily sacrifices builds character transferable to other pursuits Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Learn more about Anthony Walsh at roadmancycling.com Roadman cycling podcast Quotable moments: "The happiest, healthiest people I know are still striving towards something." - Anthony Walsh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/22/202311 minutes, 19 seconds
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#393: How to Save Time & Enhance Your Workouts with Supersets

Get the most out of every minute in the gym with this time-saving workout hack. Supersets are one of my favorite methods for efficient yet intense training.  Today, I dive into the research on supersets from a 2020 study on balancing efficiency and volume. Discover the ideal rest interval between sets that allow your muscles to recover without dragging out your workout. Learn my favorite power and strength superset combinations for gaining muscle and explosiveness. Expect to learn: Why supersets enhance intensity while saving time How short/long rest periods affect workout volume The “sweet spot” self-selected rest time backed by science Sample supersets that target power, strength, and muscle growth How to structure a complete workout using the superset method Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Paper: The Effect of Different Rest Intervals Between Agonist-Antagonist Paired Sets on Training Performance and Efficiency Quotable moments: "Supersets are a dynamic way to structure your workout." - Dr. Erik Korem "The sweet spot was this self-selected rest period. Which strike the balance between time and volume." - Dr. Erik Korem "I usually pair two power exercises. So like a really violent kettlebell swing with like a dynamic push up for maybe my power section." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/20/20235 minutes, 57 seconds
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#392. Navigating Uncertainty & Becoming Change Proof with Adam Markel

Change is accelerating faster than ever, leaving leaders overwhelmed and struggling to stay resilient. How do you adapt when disruption seems constant? Bestselling author, keynote speaker and workplace expert Adam Markel reveals proven tactics to leverage uncertainty and build long-term resilience. Adam is author of the #1 Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller "Pivot," empowering people to reinvent their careers. His latest book "Change Proof" is a blueprint for navigating relentless change. With over 20 years experience as an entrepreneur and attorney, Adam is a sought-after guide helping organizations and leaders create sustainable, high-performance strategies. In this conversation Adam shares: The simple 3-step framework to process change on the fly How pausing creates space for self-awareness and better choices Why leaders must model resilience behaviors for their teams The key similarities between sports training and thriving at work Actionable tactics Adam uses daily to monitor and manage his energy How to proactively design your experience rather than react Arm yourself with proven tactics to leverage uncertainty, lead with empathy and resilience, and create organizational cultures where people can thrive through disruption. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Resilient Leader Assessment Purchase Change Proof Adam Markel’s website Follow Adam on X, Linkedin, YouTube, and Instagram ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/18/202323 minutes, 38 seconds
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#391. Stop Feeling Out of Control Around Food & Take Control of Your Appetite with Dr. Uma Naidoo

Could “hunger hormones” be hijacking your appetite and diet? In this paradigm-shifting interview, Harvard nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo reveals the gut-brain science behind feeling out of control around food. With 13+ years of clinical expertise, Dr. Naidoo provides simple, customized strategies to master your cravings by balancing leptin and getting your microbiome back on track. Learn how factors like poor sleep, travel, and job stress can throw your system off kilter and practical steps to reset. Discover: Warning signs your leptin may be disrupted causing overeating Foods and lifestyle changes to control hunger chemistry Her experience on what works best for whom with fasting Potential fasting cautions around medications The importance of an intuitive approach tailored to your unique biology Go-to anti-anxiety foods like ashwagandha, turmeric, and mint Tune into this empowering conversation for science-backed tactics to understand and heal the gut-hormone-brain connection influencing your diet and health. Let Dr. Naidoo help you tap into your body’s wisdom so you can control your appetite and eating - no matter how busy life gets. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Order Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety Follow Dr. Naidoo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Quotable moments: “Leptin is, as you pointed out, it's a hunger hormone that's really supposed to tell us that we've eaten enough.” - Dr. Uma Naidoo "If you wake up hungry, this is, this is a signal your body is looking for something. But if you wake up and you just naturally don't want to eat something, it's okay to start eating later and use a window during which you eat." - Dr. Uma Naidoo "Another thing that I want to highlight is that a lot of people, especially women and children, may be iron deficient." - Dr. Uma Naidoo ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/15/202310 minutes, 16 seconds
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#390: The Surprising Key to Building More Muscle and Strength | Do More Reps Equal More Muscle?

Can you build more muscle by doing more sets in the gym? A new study on how much is too much will make you rethink training limits. In this episode, you’ll discover how to harness these insights for strategic gains instead of overtraining injury. You’ll learn: The optimal number of hard sets to maintain and to stimulate muscle growth Why focusing on quality -intensity, and technique matter as much as quantity What things to monitor to prevent overtraining and burning out How training for strength differs from training for hypertrophy Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Paper - The mechanisms of muscle hypertrophy and their application to resistance training Quotable moments: "Your body, the whole human organism is an adaptation machine, so when you apply a specific stressor on it, it wants to adapt so it can overcome and get really good at taking on that stress in the future." - Dr. Erik Korem "As long as your hormone levels are within the normal range, it's not going to make as big of a difference as we may think." - Dr. Erik Korem "I don't think it's wise to consistently be sore after training. It means that you're doing too much volume. Your body isn't able to adapt." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/13/20239 minutes
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#389. How to Solve Problems & Regain Perspective with the Overview Effect with Lauren Johnson

Want an instant mindset reset during struggles? Mental performance expert Lauren Johnson shares the power of asking one simple question - What typically helps in moments like these? Drawing on psychology research and work with high achievers, Lauren reveals how this prompts you to gain much-needed perspective. Discover how “distancing” yourself from problems lets you see solutions clearly. Lauren unpacks the cognitive shifts that occur when you zoom out and curb emotional reactivity. Whether you’re an overwhelmed athlete or stressed-out leader, this tactic stops negativity spirals fast. Use this tool to call on past resilience, get grounded and take your next right step. Let Lauren’s wise husband demonstrate how one powerful query can defuse anger and restore empowered thinking. Tune in now to learn how this science-backed prompt aligns your actions with your values, unlocks creativity and allows you to grow through challenges. Regain perspective instantly so struggles make you stronger. Learn: The psychology behind how one question can reframe mindsets How “distancing” yourself from problems prompts solutions Why curbing emotional reactivity is key for clear decisions How to tap past resilience to move forward Using prompts to unlock creativity in solving challenges Steps to let struggles strengthen rather than stop you How to align actions with values under stress How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free and get your first month for $1 Use the code: BLUEPRINT at checkout   Connect with Lauren Johnson on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn and check out her website to book her for your organization. Quotable moments: "A really good question could actually be the very thing that solves the thing in front of you." - Lauren Johnson "How can I become stronger as a result of this struggle?" - Lauren Johnson ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/11/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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#388. How to Calm Your Mind & Reduce Anxiety with Food | How to Heal Your Gut with Food & more with Dr. Uma Naidoo

What if the foods you reach for when you’re stressed are actually making you more anxious? In this eye-opening episode, Dr. Uma Naidoo, a triple threat expert in psychiatry, nutrition, and professional cooking, reveals the gut-brain connection driving mental health issues and cognitive decline. As Director of Nutritional Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Naidoo shares: The inflammatory impacts of processed foods and added sugars How poor diet contributes to anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s Key strategies for reducing neuroinflammation through food Her go-to list of brain-healthy ingredients Tips for meal planning and grocery shopping Simple ways to eat balanced despite a busy lifestyle Dr. Naidoo’s passion comes from her own journey recovering from an eating disorder by harnessing nutrition’s power to heal. Tune in now for paradigm-shifting insights on nourishing both your mind and body. This vital conversation will inspire you to take control of your mental health by fighting inflammation at the source - your plate! Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Order Calm Your Mind with Food: A Revolutionary Guide to Controlling Your Anxiety Follow Dr. Naidoo on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook Quotable moments: "Food can definitely impact a condition called neuroinflammation in the brain." - Dr. Uma Naidoo "Helping them adjust to a healthier and eat enough food that is both nutrient dense and good for their brain could actually fend off inflammation." - Dr. Uma Naidoo "Just helping our parents or our loved ones who are aging and maybe experiencing other things, helping them also consume more of a whole foods, healthy diet is, is super important." - Dr. Uma Naidoo ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/8/202322 minutes, 10 seconds
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#387: 3 Ways to Build Muscle | The Role Hormones Play in Building Muscle & More

Want to build muscle and strength at any age? In this episode, I reveal the science-backed blueprint for hypertrophy (muscle growth). You’ll learn how muscles adapt to lifting weights on a microscopic level, the key role hormones play, and 3 mechanisms that drive gains. I’ll distill complex exercise science into simple, practical guidance you can apply to your workouts immediately. Discover how to tailor your training intensity and volume based on your experience level, ideal rest times between sets, smart exercise selection, and the power of progressive overload over time. Whether you’re new to resistance training or a seasoned lifter, this deep dive will give you an edge. Today you'll learn: The intricate components within muscle driving growth, down to actin and myosin How mechanical tension creates microtears that spur adaptation If “going to failure” and getting really sore is smart (or not) Why lifting weights pumps out muscle-building hormones How 10-12 challenging sets per muscle group each week is optimal Ideal rest times between sets for multi-joint vs isolation lifts The necessity of progressive overload for continual improvement Simple beginner vs advanced workout guidelines Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "Your body, the whole human organism is an adaptation machine, so when you apply a specific stressor on it, it wants to adapt so it can overcome and get really good at taking on that stress in the future." - Dr. Erik Korem "As long as your hormone levels are within the normal range, it's not going to make as big of a difference as we may think." - Dr. Erik Korem "I don't think it's wise to consistently be sore after training. It means that you're doing too much volume. Your body isn't able to adapt." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/6/202320 minutes, 26 seconds
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#386. Why Community Drives Fitness & the Hardest Mile of Your Life with Eric Hinman

What fuels elite performance and wellbeing long-term? For ultrafit hybrid athlete Eric Hinman, the answers are community and small, consistent actions. In this wisdom-packed episode, Eric explains why community bonds empower growth. He shares his daily routine—from 5 AM creativity to two-hour workouts, focused work sprints, movement meditation, and contrast therapy. Eric describes his go-to supplements that optimize his energy. He reveals why discipline matters more than motivation and how small steps compound into huge results over time. Whether you want to get shredded or find fulfillment, Eric’s story will expand your vision for what’s possible in your 40s and beyond. Learn: The power of community for growth and well-being How to build your schedule around self-care The importance of morning creativity and focus Using exercise and rituals to reset yourself daily Why whole foods optimize energy and mental clarity How discipline is more critical than motivation Why small, consistent actions drive significant results Embrace community and take small steps for massive changes. Eric’s wisdom will help you create sustainable peak performance. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Eric Hinman on Instagram & checkout his website   Quotable moments: "I think community is that wellness behavior that we often overlook. You know, feeling like you're part of something is so important for our well being." - Eric Hinman "I realized that, you know, it was a little too small for me to be able to achieve. What I like to say is meet at least one new person every day that is so instrumental in my well being." - Eric Hinman "Anything worthwhile takes time, takes small actions consistently over and over." - Eric Hinman ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/4/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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#385. The Secret to Networking with Mental Performance Coach - Lauren Johnson

Want to build an amazing network that opens doors? Lauren Johnson cracks the code on authentic relationship building that got her the role of a lifetime. When “random” outreach fails to create meaningful connections, Lauren reveals a refreshingly genuine approach. She shares how truly listening to understand others’ worlds plants seeds for organic relationships. Lauren walks us through the system she used for a year that led to not one, but multiple industry leaders recommending her for a top job with the New York Yankees. Her tactics for consistently adding value make you top of mind when opportunities arise. This candid conversation dispels cringey networking tropes and equips you to cultivate relationships that help dreams become reality. Discover how small actions done with care yield huge dividends. Turn contacts into advocates by living your purpose and brightening peoples’ days along the way. Learn: Why inauthentic networking backfires and torches opportunities How to plant seeds for organic relationships with genuine care Steps for discovering what motivates and matters to people The power of listening fully to understand someone’s world How consistently adding value makes you top of mind Why living your purpose attracts advocates when it counts How small actions with care yield huge dividends How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free and get your first month for $1 Use the code: BLUEPRINT at checkout Connect with Lauren Johnson on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn and check out her website to book her for your organization. Quotable moments: "You have to be willing to take feedback and act on it." - Lauren Johnson ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
12/1/20235 minutes, 18 seconds
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#384. The Secret to Transforming Your Fitness in Your 40s with Eric Hinman

Get ready to reimagine what’s possible in your 40s. Hybrid athlete Eric Hinman wasn’t in peak shape during his 20s, but made transformational changes in his 30s that now have him fitter and firing on all cylinders at 43. How’d he do it? Get ready to dive in and learn: Why getting a coach can fast-track your goals How building your schedule around wellness is life-changing The importance of doing something creative each morning How exercise and other rituals reset and empower you Why discipline is more important than motivation How small actions compound into huge results over time Reimagine everything that’s possible for you in your 40s and beyond. Eric’s inspiring story will give you a blueprint for sustainable change through vision, community and simple consistency. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Eric Hinman on Instagram & checkout his website   Quotable moments: "I truly believe that the only way to fast track success in this world is to surround yourself with people who've gotten where you want to go." - Eric Hinman "I also know that If I exercise early in the morning, it really sets me up to have the most productive day." - Eric Hinman "Anything worthwhile takes time, takes small actions consistently over and over." - Eric Hinman ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/29/202315 minutes, 6 seconds
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#383. Instilling Longevity Principles into Your Children Exercise is Play Avoiding Early Specialization with Dr. Jeffrey Gladden

As parents, we want our kids to develop healthy habits that last a lifetime. But lecturing them is rarely effective. Dr. Jeffrey Gladden, a leading longevity expert, reveals how to inspire your children through modeling instead of mandating. With over 20 years of parenting and medical experience, he shares science-backed insights on raising the next generation for optimal health. Learn: Why kids pay more attention to your actions than your words How to make exercise joyful play rather than rigid training Why variety develops neuroplasticity better than specialization How to model healthy choices without micromanaging their lives Tips for keeping communication open as kids enter the teen years Simple ways to have fun being active as a family Dr. Gladden offers wisdom for helping your children embrace physical vitality without forcing unrealistic expectations. His compassionate approach emphasizes leading by example, maintaining an atmosphere of lighthearted play, and supporting their natural growth process. Whether your kids are 2 or 20, this thoughtful conversation will provide you with tools to foster their lifelong wellbeing. Tune in now for guidance on raising the leaders of tomorrow. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free 100 is the new 30 Gladden Longevity Podcast Supplements Quotable moments: "Your kid's job in life is actually to de-differentiate from you, right? Their, their, their task in life is to grow up, do differentiate from you, become independent, and lead their own lives." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "I think exercise should be play. And I think, you know, this idea of, um, I think growing up is highly overrated, you know, to the idea of being young." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "Think about the fact that, Hey, I have a body too, and I get to move and I can train my nervous system." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/27/20238 minutes, 31 seconds
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#382. How to Take on Adversity & Win | 3 Questions to Build Awareness & more with Lauren Johnson

How do you turn adversity into rocket fuel for your dreams? In this episode, Lauren Johnson takes us on her against-all-odds journey to become a mental performance coach for elite athletes and Fortune 500 companies. After multiple concussions ended her soccer career, Lauren found herself adrift and lacking direction. A rude customer at her Starbucks job jolted her awake - she realized waiting for opportunities wasn’t working. Lauren took charge and created a consulting company to get the experience she needed. Just one year later, she landed a role with the New York Yankees that launched her career. Lauren shares hard-won wisdom on sitting with discomfort during adversity before moving forward. She reveals daily awareness practices to unearth what needs changing in your mindset and actions. Tune in now to get fired up about taking control of challenges and turning them into catalysts for your growth. Learn: Why fully feeling the pain of setbacks creates urgency to change When to move from “why me” rumination to forward action How to build familiarity with stress for mental strength Awareness exercises to keep improving daily Steps for turning any adversity into rocket fuel How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free and get your first month for $1 Use the code: BLUEPRINT at checkout Connect with Lauren Johnson on Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn and check out her website to book her for your organization.   Quotable moments: "There is no better catalyst for change than discomfort." -Lauren Johnson "Mental toughness is accepting your reality and choosing your response." -Lauren Johnson "You can't change anything if you're not aware of what needs changing." -Lauren Johnson ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/24/202316 minutes, 42 seconds
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#381. Key Benchmarks for Fitness & Longevity: VO2Max, Strength, Body Composition, Steps, and more.

What does it really mean to be fit and healthy? Sports scientist and tech founder Dr. Erik Korem reveals the science-based markers you need to know. Going beyond hype and superficial metrics, he breaks down key indicators tied to longevity, like cardio fitness, muscle mass, strength, and body composition. Tune in to get simple, research-backed guidance on: Why VO2 max matters more than you think The ideal body fat percentage ranges by age The role of muscle mass and muscle strength in aging How activity level/steps impact mortality & cardiovascular disease risk Get equipped with tangible fitness benchmarks you can start improving today. Dr. Korem demystifies the data so you know exactly where to focus your efforts. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free and get your first month for $1 Use the code: BLUEPRINT at checkout Quotable moments: "Muscle is a metabolic sink. So you want to preserve it at all costs." - Dr. Erik Korem "Fitness is both objective and subjective, it's how you feel and what science says." - Dr. Erik Korem "VO2 max isn't just about endurance, it's a key indicator of your overall health." - Dr. Erik Korem "Muscle strength as you age is not just about aesthetics, it's about longevity." - Dr. Erik Korem "Body composition is more than just numbers; it's about understanding your overall health." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/22/202319 minutes, 13 seconds
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#380. How Your Exercise Plan Should Change as You Age & Why Quantum Thinking Improves Adaptability with Dr. Jeffrey Gladden

Staying fit and healthy takes more than just diet and exercise. As we age, our approach must evolve decade by decade. Dr. Jeffrey Gladden, a leading longevity expert, reveals how to customize your regimen to match your changing needs. With over 20 years of medical experience, he provides science-backed insights on optimizing health and performance at any age. Learn: Why your fitness focus should shift as you age to stay injury-free How donating plasma may help slow aging Why you must constantly ask "How can I improve?" vs sticking to fixed routines How to cultivate a quantum mindset and embrace all possibilities Simple techniques to feel decades younger and adapt your training as needed Dr. Gladden empowers you to take control of the aging process through tailored fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle strategies. His integrative approach leverages cutting-edge diagnostics and personalized care plans. Whether you're 25 or 75, this wise conversation will inspire you to continually upgrade your regimen. Tune in now to learn how customizing your approach can help you stay strong, energetic, and youthful across your lifespan. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free 100 is the new 30 Gladden Longevity Podcast Supplements Quotable moments: "If you identify with a much more useful age than you feel on the day you wake up, you don't say, yeah, but I'm pretty good for my age." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "Asking the questions is the first step. Another step beyond that though, is I think becoming a quantum thinker." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden I believe that most of us living in the world, are binary thinkers." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "You have to be able to adapt. So we're, you know, we're fortunate in that we have enough cognitive ability to say, okay, I'm going to ask the right questions and I'm going to adapt my answers as I go." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/20/202318 minutes, 29 seconds
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379. How AI Will Predict and Influence Your Behavior with Nir Eyal

Could AI soon predict and influence our behavior? Behavioral science expert Nir Eyal reveals how personalized tech will tap the power of leading indicators to help you make decisions to improve future outcomes. Learn: How AI will customize experiences for individual users The major shift from lagging to leading indicators Examples of how predictive guidance could work Huge untapped potential in health and other sectors How AI could tell you actions to take now for future results The competitive edge for companies leveraging these insights Eyal draws on decades of researching habit-forming products and human behavior to provide an exclusive look at the next evolution of persuasive technology. This fascinating peek into the future will change how you think about the power of data to shape choices. Tune in now to understand how AI will move from observing behavior to predicting and guiding it.   Purchase Indistractable Follow Nir on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, & Twitter Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free & get your first month for just $1. Use the code BLUEPRINT & checkout on our site Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Quotable moments: "What we're going to see in the future is personalization at scale. So everybody's going to have, a personalized version of virtually every product they use." - Nir Eyal "What AI is going to be able to do for us is give us leading indicators." - Nir Eyal ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/17/202310 minutes, 55 seconds
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#378. Post Workout Recovery: Supplements, Sauna, Massage, Ice Baths and More

The fitness hype machine is in overdrive with questionable claims about supplements and recovery modalities. How do you separate fact from fiction? In this episode, Dr. Erik Korem, a sports scientist and performance coach with over 15 years of experience with elite athletes, presents a summary of Dr. Susie Resiner's AIM7 blog. This blog provides research-backed facts on optimizing your post-workout recovery. Learn: The crucial macronutrient for muscle recovery and how much you need Which supplement actually improves performance and cuts muscle damage Why sleep trumps all recovery strategies (and how much you need) What the science says on cold water immersion and muscle growth Evidence that saunas relieve pain and boost heart health When to use recovery tools as “silver bullets” versus daily strategies How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free and get your first month for $1 Use the code: BLUEPRINT at checkout Quotable moments: "The most important thing you can do for exercise recovery is to sleep. It's your body's natural mechanism for adaptation." - Dr. Erik Korem "Generally speaking, if you want to reduce muscle damage post workout and improve faster recovery, improved strength, power output, all the wonderful things that creatine can do for you." - Dr. Erik Korem "I use these things as what I like to call silver bullets to help the athletes feel better and to help prepare them for peaking." - Dr. Erik Korem on recovery tools "This resource cuts through all the noise and gives the facts on how to use these things." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/15/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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#377. The 4 Pillars for Longevity with Dr. Jeffrey Gladden

Dr. Jeffrey Gladden, founder of Gladden Longevity, details the 4 pillars of longevity and helps you avoid chasing the “shiny objects” the online gurus espouse. His trailblazing approach goes beyond just diet and exercise to incorporate cutting-edge science across four pillars: life energy (e.g., mindset, feeling loved/worthy, mental health), longevity, health, and performance. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why developing a "growth mindset" is crucial for longevity success How to train your nervous system to be resilient and youthful Why you should focus on improving your VO2Max How 30 minutes of interval training per week can sharpen cognitive function The benefits of flow states Why you must work on all four pillars simultaneously to overcome exponential decline With over 20 years of medical experience and expertise in longevity, Dr. Gladden provides a wealth of insights to help you optimize and sustain healthspan and lifespan. His integrative approach leverages advanced diagnostics to identify and address the root causes of aging. If you want to maximize vitality as you age, this wise conversation is essential listening. Tune in now to learn the keys to living young for a lifetime. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free 100 is the new 30 Gladden Longevity Podcast Supplements   Quotable moments: "It's really somebody's mindset and mental health that really determine how they age." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "A growth mindset is really about identifying what are the questions that are going to carry you forward that are going to develop growth and improvement." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "You're really training your nervous system. A muscle is just a dumb piece of meat." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "Having a high VO2 max is associated with everything good in life." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden "Train your nervous system, push into the unknown here." - Dr. Jeffrey Gladden ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/13/20239 minutes, 17 seconds
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376. Breaking Free of Digital Distractions, Time Boxing, ADHD, & More with Nir Eyal

The battle against digital distractions is real. In this enlightening episode, we're joined by Nir Eyal, dubbed “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology” by The M.I.T. Technology Review. With a rich background in psychology, technology, and business, Nir sheds light on the techniques used by tech giants to create habit-forming products. He's the bestselling author of "Hooked" and "Indistractable," two books that delve deep into the world of digital habits. Dive in to discover: The interplay between building good habits and avoiding bad ones. How to make conscious decisions to pursue what truly matters. The real impact of ADHD diagnoses and digital distractions. The importance of time boxing and planning your day. Turning your values into time to combat distractions. Join us for a transformative conversation that will empower you to reclaim your time and attention in the digital age.   Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free for 7 Days & then it’s just $1 for your 1st month. Use the code: BLUEPRINT at checkout on our site   Purchase Indistractable Follow Nir on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, & Twitter My free schedule maker tool: https://www.nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/ Timeboxing article: https://www.nirandfar.com/timeboxing/ Quotable moments: "Hooked and indistractable are not negations. They're compliments." - Nir Eyal "Pills don't teach skills." - Nir Eyal "You cannot call something a distraction unless you know what it distracted you from." - Nir Eyal "The life changing practice of simply planning your day is so under appreciated." - Nir Eyal ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/10/20239 minutes, 48 seconds
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#375. 5 Traits of a Hard Worker

What does it really mean to be a hard worker? In this revealing episode, Dr. Erik Korem breaks down the five key traits that comprise a strong work ethic. Drawing from his experience growing up in an entrepreneurial family, Erik explores how reliability, resilience, being resolute and resolved, and responsibility all interweave to form someone committed to excellence. You’ll learn: Why consistency and trustworthiness are cornerstones of reliability at work How resilience ensures you can bounce back from adversity and stay adaptable What being resolute means in terms of unwavering focus and strength of character How making firm decisions ties to being a resolved and committed worker Why taking ownership and accountability makes you a responsible teammate Erik shares how these traits create invaluable teammates who bring consistency, grit, clarity, and duty to their roles. He emphasizes how hard work stems from character, not simply motivation. Erik also discusses how leaders can instill strong work ethics in their teams. How to Maximize Your Post Workout Recovery Start AIM7 for Free & get your first month for just $1. Use the code: BLUEPRINT & checkout on our site Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Quotable moments: "Being reliable means that others can count on you to complete a task, meet deadlines, uphold the standard." - Dr. Erik Korem "Resilience is about adaptability and endurance. A hard worker doesn't give up easily and can adapt to changes." - Dr. Erik Korem "Being resolute is about having an unwavering commitment to a task or a goal." - Dr. Erik Korem "Responsibility ties into accountability and ownership. A hard worker takes ownership of their tasks." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/8/20238 minutes, 49 seconds
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#374. Journaling: How it Unlocks Your Inner Wisdom & Problem Solving Abilities with Andy Ellwood

Slow down and unlock your insights. Executive coach Andy Ellwood explains how consistent journaling helps you process experiences and unearth inner wisdom. Andy Ellwood is always on the move, helping entrepreneurs solve big challenges. But he relies on daily journaling to ground him. Andy shares how putting pen to paper slows the mind, enables you to distill meaning from noise, and reveals your unique inner truths. Learn Andy’s tips for: Journaling first thing to capture fleeting thoughts Distilling chaotic days into thoughtful moments Writing as if advising your future self Asking probing questions to unearth hidden insights If you want to deepen self-awareness, improve decision-making, and unlock creative breakthroughs, don’t miss this motivating discussion! Andy’s journaling insights will help you mine the wisdom within and gain perspective. Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Join Andy’s Curious Community at Makeroom.fm Connect with Andy on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram   Quotable moments: "I don't know what's happening in my head until I externalize the thought." - Andy Ellwood "The act of actually pen to paper slowing down...taking all of the inputs that I've received over the past day, past week...and actually metabolizing that knowledge into wisdom is what happens when I journal." - Andy Ellwood "The secrets that you need right now, you have, but they're buried underneath a lot of other stuff that you haven't slowed your mind down long enough to explore." - Andy Ellwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/6/20239 minutes, 38 seconds
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#373. Harnessing Creativity & Focus with Liv Boeree

The future of technology and game theory is here, and it's evolving rapidly. Dive deep with Liv Boeree, an astrophysicist turned poker champion, as she unravels the complexities of artificial intelligence, game theory, and catastrophic risk reduction. With a unique blend of expertise in both the scientific and poker worlds, Liv offers a fresh perspective on the challenges and opportunities of our tech-driven era.   In this episode, you’ll learn: How game theory intersects with modern technology challenges The potential risks posed by artificial intelligence Strategies to navigate the rapidly changing tech landscape The importance of collaboration in addressing tech risks Tips to harness creativity and maintain focus in a chaotic world The power of understanding and leveraging behavioral patterns How to stay adaptable and resilient in the face of uncertainty   Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Listen to the Win-Win podcast with Liv Boeree Connect with Liv on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Quotable moments: "I'm heavily in the direction of chaos, but what I'm doing is my calling." - Liv Boeree "Figure out who your mentors are. No one should have one singular mentor." - Liv Boeree "Sometimes if an idea is so intellectually stimulating, the focus will just happen naturally." - Liv Boeree "Kids need stimulation. That's how neuroplasticity is created." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/3/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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#372. Why Nike’s Elite Shoe Designer Says Excellence Demands Loneliness with Andy Elwood

Pursuing excellence can feel lonely. I’ve felt it, and when I met Tinker Hatfield, the creator of the iconic Jordan shoes, he articulated something that has haunted me to this day - “If you want to be excellent, be prepared to be alone.” Pushing to reach your potential requires sacrifice. Executive coach and longtime friend Andy Ellwood reveals how to navigate key relationships with grace when your ambitions take you further. Learn from Andy how to: Have gratitude for people who join part of your journey Respectfully move forward when paths diverge Keep loose ties for future mutually beneficial bonds Modulate expectations of friends pursuing big goals Attract and cheer on others striving for excellence If you sometimes feel isolated on the road less traveled, this empathetic conversation offers wisdom. Andy’s insights will help you maintain bonds without compromising your vision. Discover how meaningful connections can ease the path to greatness.   Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation.   Join Andy’s Curious Community at Makeroom.fm Connect with Andy on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram Quotable moments: "Just because I'm choosing to continue going, doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with what they did." - Andy Ellwood "You never know when that person may come back into their path." - Andy Ellwood "Real recognizes real, that when you see somebody trying to do the hard thing, if you have done the hard thing, you're able to show some respect." - Andy Ellwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
11/1/202310 minutes, 43 seconds
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371. The "I Can" vs. the "I Will" Mindset

The power of "I will" vs. "I can." Learn why determination and commitment are key to achieving your biggest goals. We all have dreams about improving our lives. But there's a big difference between saying "I can do that" and actually making it happen with an "I will" mindset. In this solo episode, you'll learn:  Why motivation isn't enough long-term When to avoid forcing an "I will" mindset How to accept what's beyond your control Why persistence through ups and downs is key How champions commit to the long haul   Stop dreaming and start doing. This inspiring episode will light a fire under you to turn "I can" into "I will" - and achieve your biggest goals.   Start AIM7 for Free & get your first month for just $1. Use the code: BLUEPRINT & checkout on our site Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Quotable moments: "There is a big difference between saying, I can and I will." - Dr. Erik Korem "It's not always easy. But with an I will mindset, you can do hard things because you know it's right." - Dr. Erik Korem "I don't believe in that and I think it's very misleading. Having a clear vision of where you're heading and even visualizing the steps or the process required to get you there is very healthy. But you actually have to put in the work." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/30/20235 minutes, 3 seconds
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370. Become Indistractable: Regain Control Over Your Attention & Unlock a New Level of Productivity with Nir Eyal

Feel like your phone is ruining your life? Bestselling author Nir Eyal says you have far more power than you realize. In this myth-busting episode, Eyal draws on extensive research into human behavior and habit formation to reveal simple, science-backed tactics to take control of your attention and resist distraction. You’ll learn: Why you shouldn’t blame devices - you are in control of your focus How to master internal triggers like boredom instead of escaping them The root causes of distraction and how to manage them Why time management is really pain management How to reframe anxiety and discomfort into fuel for deep work The powerful 10-minute rule to create space when you feel an urge How to “surf the urge” and watch distracting sensations subside Why proclaiming yourself “indistractable” shapes your behavior How to use technology with intent rather than being driven by it Eyal provides an empowering perspective to help you stop feeling like a powerless victim of your devices. This conversation equips you with tactics optimized by psychology to take agency over your attention. Tune in now to learn how to focus on traction instead of distraction and do more of what truly matters. Purchase Indistractable Follow Nir on LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, & Twitter Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free & get your first month for just $1. Use the code: BLUEPRINT & checkout on our site Quotable moments: “At the end of the day, behavior change is identity change." - Nir Eyal "Because remember, this is a super important point. All human behavior is spurred by a desire to escape discomfort. Everything you do, everything you do is about the desire to escape discomfort, which therefore means that time management is pain management." - Nir Eyal ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/27/202322 minutes
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#369. Mind, Body, Breathe Connection for Better Sleep, Stress Regulation, & Performance with Patrick McKeown

Upgrade your mind and body through the power of breath. Patrick McKeown, an international breathing expert and bestselling author, reveals the profound connection between breath, sleep, and mental performance.   Discover: How poor sleep wrecks focus, mood, and breathing patterns Breathing techniques to calm your nervous system and lower stress The science linking breathwork to brain oxygenation and excitability Why breathing through your nose is essential for coordinating movement How to “breathe like a sniper” to perform under pressure Why yoga and breathing radically shifted in the 1800s Simple habits to upgrade your potential at any age   Patrick McKeown has trained elite military units, athletes, and anxious minds in therapeutic breathwork for over 20 years. He’s here to unpack the latest science on using conscious breathing to reduce stress, improve sleep, and reach your peak mentally and physically. Expect concrete tactics to harness one of your most powerful (and neglected) performance tools.   Tune in now to learn how small changes in your breathing can create big changes in your life.   Oxygen Advantage Download the free Oxygen Advantage App Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "When your sleep is off, your mind is off, but when your mind is off, it can impact your breathing because you're less likely to cope with difficult situations." - Patrick McKeown "If you have dysfunctional breathing, you're more likely to gas out. From a biomechanical point of view, if you have dysfunctional breathing, you're more likely to get injured and have lower back pain." - Patrick McKeown "Breathing and movement go together. So if the breathing is dysfunctional, movement is dysfunctional." - Patrick McKeown ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/25/202314 minutes, 42 seconds
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#368. The Double-Edged Sword of Competition | The "Moloch Trap” | & More with Liv Boeree

The competitive edge can be a double-edged sword. Dive deep into the world of competition, incentives, and game theory with Liv Boeree, a renowned educator and researcher. With a background in astrophysics and a stellar career in poker, Liv brings a unique perspective on how competition shapes our decisions, for better or worse. In this episode, you’ll learn: The primal nature of competition and its role in our lives. The balance between competition and collaboration. How incentives, both positive and negative, drive our actions. The dangers of the "Moloch trap" in modern society. The impact of beauty filters and social media on our self-perception. The inefficiencies in professional sports and the toll on health. Join us for a riveting conversation that challenges our understanding of competition and its place in our world. Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Listen to the Win-Win podcast with Liv Boeree Connect with Liv on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube   Quotable moments: "Competition is a neutral tool that if used wisely can create wonderful things." - Liv Boeree "Incentives are what make the world go around." - Liv Boeree "Sometimes you are operating in an environment with some kind of scarcity." - Liv Boeree ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/23/202312 minutes, 33 seconds
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#367. Balancing Intuition and Data for Better Choices & Why Groupthink will Fail You with Jay Martin

Jay Martin is an investor, author, entrepreneur, and competitive endurance athlete. He believes in a holistic approach to life that integrates health, wealth, and fulfillment. In this fascinating discussion, Jay unpacks the hidden powers of intuition. Discover when to trust your gut instincts and when data should dominate decisions. Jay provides his litmus test for weighing intuitive choices versus cold hard facts. Learn tactics for sharpening your innate intuition through stillness and self-examination. Find out why suppressing instinct without countervailing data can lead to poor outcomes. Expect insights on when to ignore the herd and have confidence in your perspective. Jay delivers concrete wisdom on: Recognizing problems with relying on groupthink The ease of swaying opinions against facts When intuition serves us versus needs oversight Developing conviction and confidence Methods for sharpening instinct and self-trust If you want to improve decision-making, this episode is essential listening. Tune in now to harness the hidden power of your innate intuition.   Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Free Course - Stop Exercise Burnout Jay Martin Substack Follow Jay on YouTube, Instagram, & Twitter Quotable moments: "It's a muscle that you have to practice before you can flex because it's not our innate nature." - Jay Martin "You can actually change someone's perspective of truth, meaning that they weren't just gravitating towards the wrong answer." - Jay Martin "Once I start to question my own intuition and judgement, that's a difficult but interesting thing to do." - Jay Martin ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/20/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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#366. The #1 Reason People Don’t Achieve Their Fitness Goals & The Lie of Social Media with Jim Laird

The fitness journey can feel like an uphill battle. But top strength coach Jim Laird reveals that progress doesn't have to be complicated—it comes down to consistency. With over 25 years of experience training elite athletes and everyday clients, Jim shares the simple habits that separate the successful from the rest. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why intensity isn’t the answer to long-term progress 3 simple behaviors that yield exponential fitness results The difference between training for health and high-performance. The main difference between clients who actually achieve their goals versus those who spin their wheels. The importance of understanding and embracing one's body type. How to avoid unrealistic fitness expectations set by social media. Jim also tackles unrealistic expectations fueled by social media and provides perspective on owning your ideal healthy body type. If you're ready to stop chasing quick fixes and follow a straightforward blueprint for fitness, tune into this conversation. Discover how to create sustainable momentum, fall back in love with exercise, and become the best version of yourself. Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Jim on Instagram GYM Laird Strength & Conditioning Quotable moments: "So many people are chasing shiny objects instead of doing the fundamentals." - Jim Laird "If more people knew how easy it was to look good and feel good..." - Jim Laird "Let's become the best version of you and stop comparing yourself to everyone else." - Jim Laird ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/18/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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#365. Can Poker Make You a Better Decision-Maker? Liv Boeree on Poker, Intuition, and Navigating Life's Challenges

Want to become a sharper thinker and better decision-maker? This episode reveals the surprising life lessons you can learn through poker. Liv Boeree, a former professional player who dominated the poker scene for over 15 years, shares how the game hones critical skills that apply far beyond the poker table. She won a European Poker Tour Championship and a World Series of Poker bracelet before moving on to other pursuits. Liv explains how poker trained her in logic, handling uncertainty, resilience, emotional control, and reading people.   Tune in to discover how poker teaches you to: Make decisions combining logic, intuition, and psychology Build resilience and prevent emotions from misleading you Develop more reliable intuition through experience Have the discipline to conduct rigorous analysis instead of solely relying on your instincts Make better choices even with incomplete information Read people and understand their true motivations   If you want to radically improve your real-world judgment, Liv reveals poker's most powerful lessons. This insider masterclass gives you an edge in understanding people, controlling emotions, and thinking more clearly under pressure.   Listen to the Win-Win podcast with Liv Boeree Connect with Liv on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free   Quotable moments: "Poker specifically is one of the few games that can combine all the different facets of decision making that we struggle with in life." - Liv Boeree "You can't scrutinize how the thought process comes. It's just like sometimes you get a flash of inspiration." - Liv Boeree "Intuition is by and large something that needs data and experience." - Liv Boeree "You want to listen to both your head and your heart, your intuition and your logic." - Liv Boeree "Emotions can cloud [intuition] even when you have a lot of experience." - Liv Boeree ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/16/202317 minutes, 10 seconds
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#364. Nasal Breathing to Regulate Stress, Improve Sleep, & Improve Performance with Patrick McKeown

Breathe better, perform better. Patrick McKeown, leading breathing expert and author of The Oxygen Advantage, reveals how to harness the power of your breath to reduce stress, improve sleep, and optimize health and performance.   Discover: The surprising benefits of taping your mouth at night How to instantly unblock a stuffy nose Breathing techniques to calm your nervous system Lowering your heart rate before high-pressure moments Why nasal breathing boosts deep sleep How to use your breath like a sniper   Patrick McKeown has trained elite athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, and snipers in techniques to regulate arousal and excel under pressure. His transformative approach has also helped thousands with asthma, anxiety, and sleep issues ditch medication and breathe freely.   Tune in now to learn how conscious breathwork can upgrade your physiology, focus, and potential - no chanting required.   Oxygen Advantage Download the free Oxygen Advantage App Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Quotable moments: "So I started practicing this technique. I actually taped up very, very early on. And because my nose was stuffy, I was able to do his nose unblocking exercise." - Patrick McKeown "Use the breath to calm down." - Patrick McKeown ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/13/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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#363. How to Identify Your Hidden Talents & Why You Should Work for Free with Andy Ellwood

Uncover your genius through the work that energizes you. Executive coach Andy Ellwood reveals how to identify and leverage your unique talents to new opportunities. Andy Ellwood helps entrepreneurs grow by tackling leadership, fundraising, and scaling challenges. But how did he discover his own genius for fostering connections? Andy shares the mindset shift that helped him embrace his innate strengths. Learn from Andy how to: Spot your genius through activities you love outside of work Find ways to develop talents without pay at first Seek community feedback to validate your gifts Bridge connections between your skills and new possibilities Leverage complementary interests that showcase your genius If you feel stuck in competence rather than excelling in your genius, this motivating conversation will inspire you. Andy’s advice will help you rethink skills, hobbies, and passions as doorways to your purposeful work. Discover what you’re uniquely equipped to contribute.   Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation.   Join Andy’s Curious Community at Makeroom.fm Connect with Andy on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram Quotable moments: "When you find that thing, sometimes it's not what you expect it to be." - Andy Ellwood "If you are not in a position where you're able to act on your genius right now, you need to find ways to start to move towards that." - Andy Ellwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/11/20238 minutes, 48 seconds
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#362. Stopping Low Back Pain with Movement & Mindset with Dr. Tom Walters

Low back pain plagues over 80% of people at some point. But what causes it and how do you make it go away? Physical therapist Dr. Tom Walters demystifies low back pain, revealing the latest research on effective treatment approaches. With over 13 years of clinical experience, Dr. Walters explains that most low back pain lacks a clear structural source. MRIs often show issues like disc degeneration in asymptomatic people too. This highlights the complex biopsychosocial nature of pain. So treatment must address the whole person. Dr. Walters shares how movement, exercise, manual therapy, sleep, nutrition and mindset all play key roles. While exercise works, starting gently under guidance is best when symptoms are acute. He also details how psychological approaches like acceptance commitment therapy help patients face pain actively versus run from it. Learn: Why most cases of low back pain are “nonspecific” without clear anatomical cause How MRIs correlate poorly to symptoms and function The overall treatment philosophy for both acute and chronic back pain The types of exercise and movement therapies with the strongest evidence The role of manual therapy like massage and mobilization How sleep, nutrition and stress affect back pain The mindset shifts that help patients confront versus avoid pain Dr. Walters provides clarity and hope in the maze of low back pain treatments. Tune in now for science-based solutions to start feeling better from this pervasive problem. Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation.   Rehab Science Order the book Rehab Science Follow & connect with Tom on YouTube & Instagram Quotable moments: "The pool is such a wonderful equalizer for that." - Lauren Murphy "And then we get to give you some tools to deal with that and to deal with that stress." - Lauren Murphy "Stress is stress, and learning to deal with it is just an invaluable tool." -Lauren Murphy "I thought my stress was so unique...you're right. Stress is stress." - Lauren Murphy "We can definitely engineer stress that feels like the stress you're going to experience in whatever situation you're in, no matter what sport you're in." - Lauren Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/9/20237 minutes, 10 seconds
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#361. How to Make Strategic Choices in a Noisy World | Why More Data Clouds Your Judgement & More with Jay Martin

Our brains often seek more information before making significant decisions, but is more always better? Investor, author, and successful entrepreneur Jay Martin argues that, for non-reactive decisions, less can be more. In this episode, he shares his system for stress-testing news and focusing only on trends that persist over time. By prioritizing duration and consistency over daily drama, you can compound results and achieve success. Jay and I also dig into wearable technology data, why people burn out from exercise, and why the minimal effect dose is what you need for long-term fitness gains. Expect straight talk on: Why we mistake more data for intelligence His criteria for consuming quality news Reacting to noise versus big trends How wearable technology data alone doesn’t tell the whole story Contrasting short and long-view decision making Jay delivers rare wisdom on filtering noise and acting on valid signals over time. Tune in now for insights on investing, health, and life.   Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Free Course - Stop Exercise Burnout Jay Martin Substack Follow Jay on YouTube, Instagram, & Twitter Quotable moments: "If you're able to take a pass on that and find a way to digest news on a weekly basis, then you can just find the headlines that at least survived the week in terms of significance." - Jay Martin "The whole reason Warren Buffett's worth what he is is because of duration." - Jay Martin "I want to find the minimum viable dose of exercise for you." - Jay Martin ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/6/202313 minutes, 27 seconds
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#360. Movement as Medicine? Is Exercise Really the Unlock for Joint Pain with Lucas Rockwood

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, is movement really the medicine you need? In this episode, yoga instructor and entrepreneur Lucas Rockwood, shares insider tips for using mindful movement to ease joint pain and stiffness. With over 20 years of experience, Lucas has helped thousands of people find relief from back pain, knee issues, shoulder problems, and more. He explains the science behind why gentle movement nourishes joint tissues. Lucas also reveals keys for dosing exercise as medicine, listening to your body’s signals, and quantifying pain levels to track progress. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why circulation and fluid movement are crucial for joint health The dangers of prolonged inactivity after injuries How to think of movement as medicine for joints Why you must tune into your own pain signals Tips for quantifying and tracking your pain over time How to find the Goldilocks Zone of enough but not too much Why creating a pain log can reveal helpful vs harmful activities How mindful movement enhances your body awareness Why progress requires pacing yourself and being patient This practical conversation gives you a blueprint for using movement to relieve chronic pain. Tune in now to learn how to listen to your body, move mindfully, and use yoga tools to find natural relief.   Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout Download the AIM7 app Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation   Check out Lucas' website yogabody.com Follow Lucas on YouTube & Instagram The Lucas Rockwood Show   Quotable moments: "Movement is medicine...You have to move to heal, but you can't really figure out how much is enough for you except by Feeling it, and unfortunately the best physio in the world can't feel it for you, the best orthopedic surgeon can't feel it for yet, nor can a yoga teacher you have to really find that place for yourself." - Lucas Rockwood "So I always encourage people to quantify in the same way. If you were looking at your diet, it's really helpful just to write down what you're eating. When you're looking at your pain, it's really helpful to try to name it, number it, and get some clarity on, is it getting better or worse?" - Lucas Rockwood "This is really the only way, and it's really challenging because it's, we, we want to outsource it. We want to pay somebody." - Lucas Rockwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/4/20239 minutes, 7 seconds
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#359. How to Relieve Sciatica & Tech Neck Pain with Dr. Tom Walters

Do you suffer from “tech neck” and sciatica pain? Physical therapist Dr. Tom Walters reveals what causes these common issues and offers practical solutions to resolve them. With over 17 years of clinical experience, Dr. Walters unpacks the posture problems and nerve irritations behind tech neck and sciatica. He explains how extended time in static positions, like looking down at phones, can strain the neck and spine. Dr. Walters also details what triggers sciatic nerve inflammation, from disc issues to muscle tightness. The key is identifying your unique pain triggers. Learn: What “tech neck,” is and how do screens and phones contribute Exercises to counteract too much forward head posture How to mobilize stiff neck and shoulder muscles Why movement is essential for avoiding postural pain What sciatica is and the role of spinal nerve irritation How spinal discs, muscles, and more can impinge nerves Whether MRI findings actually correlate with symptoms How to determine your directional movement preference Nerve glide techniques to mobilize the sciatic nerve Graded progression from rest to activity for nerve-calming Dr. Walters simplifies complex musculoskeletal pain, empowering you to resolve tech neck, sciatica, and more. His strategic exercise and lifestyle fixes help you return to moving and feeling your best. Tune in now to gain control over nagging neck and nerve discomfort. Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Rehab Science Order the book Rehab Science Follow & connect with Tom on YouTube & Instagram Quotable moments: "It's not that the actual position we don't want to demonize the position. It's just that you need to move like your system needs movement, right?" - Dr. Tom Walters "Try to incorporate this multiple times throughout your day. If you're in this position at work, use these as kind of exercises every hour or whatever, every 30 minutes, just to get yourself out of that position." - Dr. Tom Walters "Your nervous system, right, is it's all continuous. So they do these studies where they put pins in cadavers and move their limbs and you can see the nerves slide." - Dr. Tom Walters "Something that looks like stretching that we often incorporate are nerve mobilizations." - Dr. Tom Walters "That made a huge difference for me. Yes, that was nerve mobilization." - Dr. Tom Walters ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
10/2/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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#358. How Curiosity is a Communication Super Power with Andy Ellwood

Hook people with your superpower of curiosity. Andy Ellwood, executive coach and serial entrepreneur, reveals his tactics for making authentic connections in a distracted world. Andy Ellwood is an executive coach and community builder who has a unique gift for building transformative relationships In this inspiring conversation, Andy shares how to: Adopt a learning mindset and leverage curiosity to deepen relationships Reframe interactions when things go awry Show more patience by considering others’ motives and incentives Initiate small acts of kindness that uplift people Put down devices and have meaningful face-to-face conversations If you want to communicate more authentically, build trust faster, and leave people feeling valued, don’t miss this lively discussion. Andy’s insights will enrich your relationships and make you more influential. Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation.   Join Andy’s Curious Community at Makeroom.fm Connect with Andy on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram Quotable moments: "I think everybody has the ability to teach us something." - Andy Ellwood "Just because you have something in common with somebody...there's so many other things that are actually different about that." - Andy Ellwood "People do what they're incentivized to do." - Andy Ellwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/29/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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#357. Why Biohacks Fail | The Testosterone Epidemic | Why Doctors Need to be Better Coaches with Jim Laird

Dive deep into the hidden factors affecting men's testosterone levels. In this enlightening episode, I talk with Jim Laird, a seasoned Strength and Conditioning Coach with a rich history of guiding individuals from all walks of life. With insights from working with professional athletes to everyday individuals, Jim sheds light on the modern lifestyle's impact on our health. Discover: The detrimental effects of an indoor lifestyle on hormone regulation. How the lack of physical manual labor affects testosterone production. The role of diet, environmental toxins, and sleep in hormone balance. The importance of daily human maintenance over intense training sessions. Practical solutions for those in a knowledge-worker economy. The significance of consistent outdoor exposure and natural light. The need for doctors to adopt a coaching approach for holistic health.   Join us for a transformative conversation that challenges conventional wisdom and offers actionable steps for a healthier life.   Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Jim on Instagram GYM Laird Strength & Conditioning Quotable moments: "The sun regulates your hormones. That morning sun sets all your hormones." - Jim Laird "The body's not going to produce those hormones just for fun. It's going to produce those hormones because there's a need." - Jim Laird "We're turning into Wally. Our body is adapting and becoming this immobile creature that sits in front of a screen all day." - Jim Laird "Humans are very adaptable creatures. If you give your body the right stimulus and the right stressors, it's going to adapt in a positive way." - Jim Laird "Most people chase shiny objects and they don't ever do the basics." - Jim Laird "Most people have a collection of bad habits that they double down on under stress." - Jim Laird ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/27/202315 minutes, 29 seconds
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#356. The New Science of Pain - How it Works & Why Ice Isn’t the Answer with Dr. Tom Walters

Pain can feel mysterious and debilitating. But what really causes it? How does the brain process pain signals from the body? Is resting an injury always the best approach? Board-certified physical therapist Dr. Tom Walters demystifies pain and reveals research-backed strategies to recover faster. With 13 years of clinical experience, Dr. Walters dives into the latest science on how the brain generates the experience of pain. He explains key concepts like neural danger signals, pain thresholds, and how psychology and environment shape your pain perception. Dr. Walters also debunks common myths around injury rehab, challenging outdated RICE methods with new PEACE and LOVE protocols focused on gentle, early movement. Learn: The newest definitions of pain How thoughts, memories and beliefs affect your pain experience The role of “danger” receptors and neural signaling How culture and meaning influence pain perception Why resting an injury excessively can backfire Cutting-edge rehab protocols to start moving safely sooner When you need professional help versus self-care Daily exercises and lifestyle tweaks to raise your pain threshold Dr. Walters brings clarity to the complexity of pain while offering hope and practical solutions to resolve it. Tune in now to gain control over your pain. Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Rehab Science Order the book Rehab Science Follow & connect with Tom on YouTube & Instagram Quotable moments: "The pool is such a wonderful equalizer for that." - Lauren Murphy "And then we get to give you some tools to deal with that and to deal with that stress." - Lauren Murphy "Stress is stress, and learning to deal with it is just an invaluable tool." -Lauren Murphy "I thought my stress was so unique...you're right. Stress is stress." - Lauren Murphy "We can definitely engineer stress that feels like the stress you're going to experience in whatever situation you're in, no matter what sport you're in." - Lauren Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/25/202318 minutes, 12 seconds
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#355. The Obesity Epidemic: Causes, Solutions, & the Mindset for Long-Term Weight Loss - Dr. Michael Weintraub

The obesity epidemic continues to skyrocket, with 40% of U.S. adults now obese and over half projected to be by 2040. But what's driving this alarming trend, and how can we reverse it? In this revealing interview, Dr. Michael Weintraub, a clinical endocrinologist and obesity expert, unpacks the physiology behind obesity and shares science-backed solutions. With over a decade of experience, Dr. Weintraub provides rare insights into the root causes of obesity, its serious health consequences, and most importantly—tangible ways to fight back. Discover: The two key lifestyle factors fueling the obesity crisis Dr. Weintraub’s everyday habits to stay active and eat right How to change your mindset and identity around health When medications may be appropriate alongside lifestyle changes Cutting-edge research that offers new treatment options If you or a loved one struggles with excess weight and its risks, this empowering conversation is a must-listen. Dr. Weintraub leaves us with hope and scientifically-validated solutions to reverse the obesity epidemic. Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Dr. Weintraub on X Paper - Perspectives into the experience of successful, substantial long-term weight-loss maintenance: a systematic review Quotable moments: "Obesity...leads to the development of a lot of other chronic conditions." - Dr. Michael Weintraub "We have evolved to crave...highly palatable, very energy dense foods." - Dr. Michael Weintraub "Ultimately it's individualizing the treatment for the person sitting in front of us." - Dr. Michael Weintraub "Obesity is a chronic condition, it's a chronic disease, and we have to treat it that way." - Dr. Michael Weintraub “If we give him a medication, we're controlling that...hypertension, that high LDL, and we're lowering that risk for cardiovascular disease. It's the same exact thing for weight.” - Dr. Michael Weintraub ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/22/202318 minutes, 36 seconds
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#354. The Secret to Michael Jordan’s Recovery | Building an Aerobic Foundation & More with Jim Laird

The secret to elite performance isn't just about pushing harder. In this episode of The BluePrint, I sit down with Jim Laird, a seasoned Strength and Conditioning Coach with a diverse background spanning from NCAA Division I coaching to working with professional athletes in the NFL, CFL, LPGA, and MLB. Jim shares insights from his decades of experience, emphasizing the importance of building a solid aerobic base, understanding the nuances of training for health vs. high-performance, and the pitfalls of modern training methods. Learn: Why standing tall during intense workouts might not be the best advice The significance of aligning the rib cage for efficient breathing How elite athletes like Michael Jordan and Rich Froning train smarter The importance of low-level manual activity for overall well-being The difference between effort and efficiency in training Why a strong aerobic base is crucial for peak performance The role of self-care in enhancing resilience and toughness Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Jim on Instagram GYM Laird Strength & Conditioning Quotable moments: "Michael Jordan had it right. Hands on the thighs, rounded over slightly." - Jim Laird "Effort without technique is really just a waste of energy." - Jim Laird"Our modern world has pulled us indoors... and then they try to go to a hit class three times a week and wonder why they gas out." - Jim Laird "If gymnasts only tumbled, there'd be no gymnasts. You have to do the low-level work." - Jim Laird ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/20/202312 minutes, 22 seconds
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#353. Engineering Stress for Building Resilience | UFC Fighter - Lauren Murphy’s New Mission: Building Mental Toughness for Everyone

UFC fighter Lauren Murphy dives into her newest passion project, Deep End Fitness in Houston, which specializes in stress inoculation through aquatic training. Lauren explains how the pool is a “great equalizer” to create a controlled stress response in anyone, from high-level athletes to weekend warriors. She details the science behind managing CO2 buildup and panic underwater and how mastering those skills translates to performing under pressure in any arena. Lauren shares the origins of Deep End, how she partnered with co-owner Diego Cortes, and their mission of making elite training accessible. Whether you want to gain confidence in the water, perform when it counts, or simply be more resilient in daily life, Lauren’s insights on stress engineering will inspire you to get uncomfortable and build your mental fortitude. Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Lauren on Instagram Schedule a class with Deep End Fitness Quotable moments: "The pool is such a wonderful equalizer for that." - Lauren Murphy "And then we get to give you some tools to deal with that and to deal with that stress." - Lauren Murphy "Stress is stress, and learning to deal with it is just an invaluable tool." -Lauren Murphy "I thought my stress was so unique...you're right. Stress is stress." - Lauren Murphy "We can definitely engineer stress that feels like the stress you're going to experience in whatever situation you're in, no matter what sport you're in." - Lauren Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/18/202318 minutes, 22 seconds
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#352. Taco Mac’n Cheese - Inside the Macro-Friendly Food Revolution with Co-Founder of Counter, Benn Manning

The frozen food aisle is getting a nutritious makeover thanks to brands like Counter, offering macro-friendly meals that make healthy eating effortless. In this episode, Benn Manning, Co-Founder of Counter, shares the origin story behind the brand’s rapidly growing success, with an MBA from Harvard and over a decade of experience at Walmart, Benn dishes on Counter’s unique business model and how they’re making protein-packed, macro-friendly meals conveniently available and affordable through major retailers. In this episode you’ll learn: The “aha” moment that sparked the idea for Counter How they choose which creative recipes to bring to market The science behind formulating macro-friendly meals Why social media and influencers are critical to their marketing Why deceptive labeling is the “buried body” of the food industry Their plans to expand into new food categories long-term Why the brand aims to shift how we talk about nutrition in America If you’re hungry for effortless ways to eat better, don’t miss this insider’s view behind the scenes of one of the most exciting new brands in frozen food.   Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Start AIM7 for Free Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Eat Counter Digital Cookbook Quotable moments: "We're not starting from ground zero, like this way of eating isn't some revelation that, you know, we created like anybody who has been in a high-level athlete, or has had a weight loss coach or any of the bodybuilding the last 30, 40 years, like they're aware of macros." - Benn Manning "You're going to see other people start to bring this language and vernacular around macros to their own brands." - Benn Manning ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/15/202320 minutes, 22 seconds
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#351. The Origin Story of Modern Yoga | Leveraging Breathwork to Enhance the Benefits of Yoga & More with Lucas Rockwood

Yoga has exploded into global phenomenon that is no longer tied to a specific lifestyle, but rather it’s a form of exercise that is beneficial for anyone on a health and wellness journey. But how did we get the yoga we know today? In this episode, Lucas Rockwood, founder of YOGABODY, reveals the origins and evolution of modern hatha yoga. With over 20 years of experience, Lucas is an insider expert on blending ancient wisdom with science to create accessible, safe, and effective yoga instruction. He explains how yoga's popularity in the West led to a mashup of Eastern and Western styles. Lucas also shares crucial insights on how the breath transforms physical poses into potent mind-body training. Learn: The 3 main branches of hatha yoga How yoga poses and breathwork work together The key role of breathwork in activating the nervous system How yoga changed as it spread from East to West The importance of matching yoga style to your fitness level Why yoga is great for mobility, joint health, and stress resilience How to focus on the elements of yoga that serve your wellness journey   Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout Download the AIM7 app Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation   Check out Lucas' website yogabody.com Follow Lucas on YouTube & Instagram The Lucas Rockwood Show Quotable moments: "When people say yoga is thousands of years old, they're usually referencing. The yoga philosophy and the ideas of mind and body and union. And there are really old references to the word yoga and to yoga practices and specifically to breathing." - Lucas Rockwood "The part about yoga that People often miss is the breath and without the breath yoga practice is only kind of interesting It's sort of like remedial adult gymnastics." - Lucas Rockwood "It's really hard to categorize. So, um, when I first started doing yoga, I had, I always had kind of this science based bend to things. I was never, yeah. really into the ethereal side of things." - Lucas Rockwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/13/20239 minutes, 47 seconds
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#350. Reframing Nerves & Processing Defeat, Emotional Honesty & More with UFC Fighter & Entrepreneur Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy, a UFC fighter and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt, shares her incredible journey from taking her first MMA fight in Alaska after only 7 months of training, to becoming a top 10 ranked UFC flyweight. Lauren provides raw insights into her mindset stepping into the octagon for the first time, feeling like it was “literally do or die,” to now loving the nerves and energy of a UFC walkout. She explains her perspective shift from seeing nerves as bad to understanding they provide a “power bar for your body” to perform at its peak. Lauren also stresses the importance of emotional honesty in building mental toughness and processing wins and losses, comparing it to the stages of grief. Whether you want to perform under pressure or simply be more resilient in daily life, this conversation will strengthen your mental skills. Let’s dive in! Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course Get my weekly newsletter - Adaptation. Start AIM7 for Free Follow Lauren on Instagram Schedule a class with Deep End Fitness Quotable moments: "It was like, in my mind, it was literally do or die. That was how I thought about it. That's how I thought about fighting for a long time." - Lauren Murphy "I've definitely gotten like tougher in some ways over time, but yes." - Lauren Murphy "The way that you train makes a big difference…talking to people that have been through it and then walking through it yourself, being able to process it, come back, do it again…becomes a process…Stepping into the octagon like the walkout is one of my favorite parts." - Lauren Murphy "In order to have mental Toughness you need to have a good dose of emotional honesty." - Lauren Murphy ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/11/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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#349. How Eliminating Alcohol Created a Psychological Renaissance with Jay Martin

Decision making separates successful leaders from the rest. So what mindset tweaks propelled Jay Martin to grow and sell multiple businesses all while being an ultra-marathoner, raising 3 kids, and living the “sovereign life”? In this raw conversation, Jay reveals how removing alcohol created a “psychological renaissance” that changed his confidence, depth of relationships, and decision-making processes. Learn why he now runs an intentionally lean company for agility and freedom. You’ll also discover how Jay’s “Sovereign Life Blueprint” creates accountability to actually do the work and achieve your big visions. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why Jay initially blamed staff for his business struggles How quitting drinking forced new thinking and creativity How quitting alcohol deepened his relationships Creating goals with accountability built in The Sovereign Life Blueprint Jay provides rare vulnerability and wisdom for becoming the best version of yourself as an entrepreneur, spouse, and parent. Tune in now to get inspired and equipped to live life on purpose. Start AIM7 for Free Free Course - Stop Exercise Burnout Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation Jay Martin Substack Follow Jay on YouTube, Instagram, & Twitter Quotable moments: "I didn't know how much of an impact alcohol was having on my life in terms of how I thought about myself, how I managed relationships, how I digested stress, all of this stuff until I removed it." - Jay Martin "Abstaining from that common practice really forced me to flex my critical thought and creative muscle in a new way." - Jay Martin "Duration is what moves the needle." - Jay Martin ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/8/202319 minutes, 38 seconds
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#348. Balance Your Nervous System With Water, Whiskey & Coffee Breathing with Lucas Rockwood

The breathwork revolution is transforming how we regulate stress and optimize energy. But with so many practices out there, how do you know which breathing techniques actually work? In this episode, Lucas Rockwood, founder of YOGABODY and host of The Lucas Rockwood Show, reveals his simple framework for categorizing breathing styles into "water," "whiskey," and "coffee." Lucas has over 20 years of experience teaching yoga and breathwork to students and professionals worldwide. He shares insider tips for choosing the right breathing practice to balance your nervous system, amp up energy, or reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. This practical conversation cuts through the hype to help you harness the power of breathwork in your own life. Tune in now to learn from a master teacher how to pick breathing styles that really work for you.   Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout Download the AIM7 app Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation   Check out Lucas' website yogabody.com Follow Lucas on YouTube & Instagram The Lucas Rockwood Show   Quotable moments: "It's much more important to zoom out and say, how does this breathing practice affect my nervous system?" - Lucas Rockwood "Everything can really be categorized into, is it a practice that balances, modulates my nervous system? A water category practice. Is it a practice that upregulates my sympathetic nervous system? So we call those coffee category practices or something that makes you sleepy and upregulates your parasympathetic system. So we'd call those whiskey practices." - Lucas Rockwood "That evening one, sometimes you stretch out longer, but usually we do it right next to bed or in bed, so it's not a, not a huge ask. And it usually, any time you dedicate usually reduces your sleep latency to the point where it's a net gain, not a net loss." - Lucas Rockwood ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/6/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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#347. The Decline of Youth Physical & Mental Fitness & Social Skills | Staying Fit Under Stress & more with Zach Even-Esh

Join renowned strength and conditioning coach Zach Even-Esh and me on a special dual episode of their podcasts. They discuss thriving under pressure, including the physical and mental toll of working in the NFL and college football, as well as the stress of being entrepreneurs and how they push back on burnout. They also address the alarming decline in fitness among teenagers and the troubling impacts of pervasive tech and easy access to pornography. This transparent and upfront conversation is a must-listen for anyone looking to optimize their physical and mental well-being. In this episode, you’ll discover: The warning signs your health is crumbling under stress How to develop resilience through “stress inoculation” Why do your sleep perceptions affect mood more than data The toxic impacts of pervasive tech and easy access to pornography How to have crucial talks with kids amidst a cultural decline Optimizing nutrition and meal timing for restful sleep Forging an empowering environment for yourself and your family Try AIM7 for $1 for your first month. Code: BLUEPRINTLAUNCH Only available until 9/8/23 Sign up for my weekly newsletter - Adaptation Quotable moments: "If you feel good about your rest, your mood and satisfaction tends to be better the next day, even if your stats were poor." - Dr. Erik Korem "You have to set the tone too. When you show up." - Dr. Erik Korem "Your environment shapes it...we've created an environment here where I want to get better now." - Dr. Erik Korem "Emotional stress will destroy you than your toughest training session." - Zach Even-Esh "Are you just absorbing knowledge without wisdom?" - Zach Even-Esh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/4/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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#346. The Myth of Work-Life Balance & the Importance of Presence & Intentionality with Henna Pryor

The pursuit of "work-life balance" is a fool's errand. This unrealistic standard sets us up for constant disappointment and guilt. Instead, high-achieving entrepreneur and award-winning speaker Henna Pryor advocates for "work-life harmony." In this candid conversation, Henna shares vulnerable and relatable stories about the daily challenge of recalibrating priorities as a busy mom, wife, and entrepreneur. Discover: Why "work-life balance" should be banished from our vocabulary A more empowering metaphor - the tightrope walker's "balancing pole" How technology and phones numb us to avoid social awkwardness Why you'll be remembered for who you were, not just achievements The importance of presence and intentionality with family Recalibrating work and home harmony every day This honest dialogue will help you release unrealistic expectations and create a more easeful flow between your personal and professional worlds. Turn up the volume on what matters most. Try AIM7 for $1 for your first month. Use the code: BLUEPRINTLAUNCH Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Learn how to Stop Exercise Burnout with my Free email course   Connect with Henna at the Pryoritygroup.com Follow & Connect on LinkedIn & Instagram Pre-Order Good Awkward Quotable moments: "Work life balance is utter BS. It sets us up for a standard that is unreachable." - Henna Pryor "When you watch a tightrope walker, their balancing pole is constantly shifting left and right, making constant adjustments to stay balanced." - Henna Pryor "At your funeral, people won't remember your achievements. They'll remember the person you were as you were achieving." - Henna Pryor "It is daily work to recalibrate and be present." - Henna Pryor ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
9/1/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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#345. The 3-Step Process for Overcoming Setbacks with Dr. Arman Taghizadeh

Setbacks and failures are inevitable on the road to success. But how you respond makes all the difference. In this episode, psychiatrist and former NCAA wrestler Dr. Arman “Dr. T” Taghizadeh shares his 3-step process for bouncing back from devastating setbacks. Drawing on years of clinical and personal experience, Dr. T reveals how to acknowledge failures, accept difficult emotions, then take action to grow. In this episode, you’ll discover: Why setbacks don’t mean you’re “broken” or a failure The importance of acknowledging and accepting your feelings How giving yourself time and space leads to clarity Why setbacks present opportunities for growth How greatness emerges from overcoming challenges The power of reframing setbacks as part of your journey   Start AIM7 for $1. Use the code: BLUEPRINTLAUNCH Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation   Mindset Training Institute Connect with Dr. T on Facebook or Instagram Mindset Experience Podcast with Dr. T Quotable moments: "I think it's important that we're in these setbacks or then where these failures, number one is. Acknowledge what happened, right? Take a second. Acknowledge what happened." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "Accept the feelings like you're gonna when you think a certain way. You're going to have certain emotions and so accept them and give yourself some time and give yourself time to be frustrated or angry Or grieve or cry like whatever it is man Give yourself time because if you're feeling that way Then that's your body's emotional response to whatever it is and somebody else might be like this is not a big deal But in that moment it is to you and I think give yourself the respect of validating how you feel Right." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "If we want to be great at whatever that is, and that could be athletics, that could be our careers, that could be being a family person, if we really want to, if we really want to consider ourselves a good spouse or a good parent or a good executive or a good boss or a good business owner, a good entrepreneur or a great athlete, whatever we want to do, understand that the more you take those chances and those challenges to be great, the more you're going to have setbacks, but that's, yeah." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/30/202311 minutes, 23 seconds
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#344. How to Build Relationships that Unlock Your Growth Potential | Why Humility & Vulnerability are the Keys to Trust & More with Marc Nudelberg

How do you recapture the camaraderie and support of being on a great team after your playing days are over or after you leave a great organization? Former football coach Marc Nudelberg knows that locker room feeling is hard to replicate but says it starts with creating a unifying vision and finding people committed to bringing out the best in each other. In this candid conversation, Marc shares hard-won wisdom on surrounding yourself with champions who hold you accountable while giving you the encouragement to grow. He discusses: Why you must be vulnerable and open to hurt to find the right people How to know when your crew will celebrate vs undermine your progress Why you're responsible for giving others a reason to celebrate you first Why humility and admitting when you're wrong are key to earning trust How to lead yourself first before you can lead others Marc provides a blueprint for building a team, at work or in life, that motivates you to step outside your comfort zone. His insights will inspire you to take ownership, exhibit courage, and make personal growth your goal. Connect with Marc on LinkedIn or Instagram Learn more about On The Ball Join AIM7 Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Quotable moments: "Our brains are a product of our environments, of the inputs that we allow to come into it, and then what we choose to focus on." - Marc Nudelberg "If you can build relationships and create processes that are repeatable, that help you find success, you still have to discipline yourself to do those things consistently over time." - Marc Nudelberg "When you copy the model, you copy the errors." - Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/28/202315 minutes, 2 seconds
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#343. Escaping the Traps of Accomplishment | When to Quit Habits that Lead to Success with Henna Pryor

What enables high performers to reach new heights? Henna Pryor, an award-winning keynote speaker, and Workplace Performance Expert, reveals why the very qualities that led to your success can end up limiting you. Known for her science-backed, no-nonsense approach, Henna shares counterintuitive insights on when to quit the habits that got you here and lean into what's next. Discover: Why saying "yes" to everything holds you back at higher levels How being resolute can become detrimental  Why you must shift from "fuel-based" to "friction-based" thinking How to move from obvious to hidden frictions hampering your team Why the most powerful performance gains come from "problem finding" How to dig deeper to discover and remove limiting "sandbags" Why you need to re-evaluate strengths that become weaknesses Get ready to challenge your assumptions on achievement and learn unconventional tactics to reach your next level of success. Henna brings a wealth of experience coaching top performers at companies like Google and Johnson & Johnson. Her provocative insights will shake up your mindset and show you how to avoid the pitfalls of past accomplishments. Connect with Henna at the Pryoritygroup.com Follow & Connect on LinkedIn & Instagram Pre-Order Good Awkward Try AIM7 for free Sign up for Erik's weekly newsletter - Adaptation Quotable moments: "Strengthening that muscle again, our ability to embrace awkwardness and stay in it a little bit longer is directly tied to our ability to take more risks at work, innovate and find that courage and confidence that we all are hoping to find." - Henna Pryor "Every time we try something new, every time we hit an inflection point, any time we need to have a conversation where something matters, we are inviting awkwardness into our lives." - Henna Pryor "The more we stay part of the herd, it's the sheep formula, right? When you look and sound like everyone else. You are essentially kind of lumped in with everyone else and people who make those big jumps in their career They have to be willing to stand out." - Henna Pryor ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/25/202310 minutes, 45 seconds
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#342. Reframing Stress to Prevent Burnout & Moral Injury - Gratitude, Chunking, & Preparation with Dr. Arman Taghizadeh

Over 50% of workers report being burned out. Is there is a way to maintain output without running out of gas? In this episode, Dr. Arman Taghizadeh, a psychiatrist and former NCAA Division 1 wrestler, shares his expertise on how to leverage prioritization, gratitude, and reframing to prevent burnout. In this episode, you’ll discover: Why identifying your core values helps eliminate overwhelm The power of “chunking” priorities into groups of 3-5 How to reframe challenges as opportunities for growth Why practicing gratitude boosts motivation and lowers stress Simple ways to simplify your life and prevent burnout Mindset Training Institute Connect with Dr. T on Facebook or Instagram Mindset Experience Podcast with Dr. T Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Practicing gratitude in a systematic intentional way is important, and I'm happy to talk about what I do on a daily basis, but it's a very specific intentional way because that helps release certain neurochemicals like serotonin and oxytocin, which helps promote happiness, calms us down, being able to enjoy things." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "It's prioritization, but also it's a, it's a concept called chunking, right? The number three to five, I said that now a couple of times, right? That's important." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "I think any athlete, any CEO, any parent will say, man, no, there's times like I'm just, I'm exhausted, man. I'm not there. And the more you push and push and push psychologically and emotionally, like it becomes harder and harder to recover from that." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/23/202314 minutes, 25 seconds
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#341. Why Routines Matter More than Grit & How to Create a Competitive Edge with Self-Leadership with Marc Nudelberg

The road to exceptional leadership starts with mastering self-leadership. But how do you stay focused, motivated, and productive when no one’s watching? Former college football coach turned entrepreneur Marc Nudelberg shares his blueprint for continuously up-leveling yourself. With high-energy passion, Marc lays out the self-leadership “plays” that help him optimize performance day after day. Learn why Marc believes in morning routines, curated environments, and honest self-alignment are game-changers for achieving your goals. This electric conversation will inspire you to adopt a 1% better mindset and turn self-improvement into a competitive advantage. In this episode, you’ll discover: How your environment impacts your mindset Why self-alignment is crucial for motivation The competitive edge self-leadership creates How to systematize and gamify personal growth The “oxygen mask” theory of self-care Why routines matter more than sheer grit Connect with Marc on LinkedIn or Instagram Learn more about On The Ball Join the AIM7 Beta Community Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Quotable moments: "If you can't lead yourself, it's going to be very, very hard for you to lead other people." - Marc Nudelberg "If I'm not in a good place, how am I supposed to be in a good place for my wife? How am I supposed to be in a good place for my sons? How am I supposed to be in a good place for my team?" - Marc Nudelberg "When the oxygen mask comes down, you have to put yours on first before you help somebody else." - Marc Nudelberg ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/21/202314 minutes, 17 seconds
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#340. The Secret to Getting Ahead is Being Awkward at Work with Henna Pryor

Feeling awkward used to be just a teenage rite of passage, but now it follows us into adulthood and impacts our careers. So how can we turn awkwardness into an advantage? In this episode, Henna Pryor, an award-winning keynote speaker and workplace performance expert, reveals her counterintuitive approach to awkwardness as a strategic tool for taking smart risks and advancing your career. Henna is known for her science-backed methods to help high achievers take their success to the next level. She’s been featured in Forbes, Real Simple, and Fast Company.   In this episode, you’ll learn: Why leaning into awkwardness helps build confidence How to strengthen your “social muscles” in a hybrid world When taking risks at work, being awkward means you’re growing Why we freeze up: the psychology of vicarious embarrassment Exercises to practice awkwardness before high-stakes moments Giving yourself an “awkward advantage” to stand out from the herd If you’ve been playing it safe out of fear of embarrassment, this conversation will empower you to embrace awkwardness for bolder career moves and innovation. Gain an unexpected edge by getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.   Connect with Henna at the Pryoritygroup.com Follow & Connect on LinkedIn & Instagram Pre-Order Good Awkward Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Strengthening that muscle again, our ability to embrace awkwardness and stay in it a little bit longer is directly tied to our ability to take more risks at work, innovate and find that courage and confidence that we all are hoping to find." - Henna Pryor "Every time we try something new, every time we hit an inflection point, any time we need to have a conversation where something matters, we are inviting awkwardness into our lives." - Henna Pryor "The more we stay part of the herd, it's the sheep formula, right? When you look and sound like everyone else. You are essentially kind of lumped in with everyone else and people who make those big jumps in their career They have to be willing to stand out." - Henna Pryor ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/18/202311 minutes
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#339. From Football to Business: The 3 Pillars of Successful Leadership with Marc Nudelberg

Join me for me a 3-part series with leadership and communication expert Marc Nudelberg - a coach, entrepreneur, author, and TEDx speaker. In this episode, we deep dive into the principles of leadership, moving from sports to business, and how you can lead others better. Drawing from his experience as a Division I football coach and President of On the Ball, Marc shares his secret to success: focusing on mindset, time management, and communication. This engaging conversation provides insights into leadership, personal development, and the power of a disciplined process. Marc is a dear friend, and someone who talks the talk and walks the walk. Don’t miss out on the special conversation. In this episode, you’ll learn about: The importance of mindset in leadership and personal growth. The role of time management in achieving success. Understanding the importance of clear and effective communication in leading others. The impact of discipline on sustained success. Marc's unique leadership acronym RPD (Relationships, Process, Discipline). Connect with Marc on LinkedIn or Instagram Learn more about On The Ball Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Our brains are a product of our environments, of the inputs that we allow to come into it, and then what we choose to focus on." - Marc Nudelberg "If you can build relationships and create processes that are repeatable, that help you find success, you still have to discipline yourself to do those things consistently over time." - Marc Nudelberg "When you copy the model, you copy the errors." - Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/16/202313 minutes, 13 seconds
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#338. Build an Unshakeable Confidence to Succeed Under Pressure with Dr. Arman Taghizadeh

Do you want to unlock your full potential and achieve elite performance in sports, business, and life? Learn powerful mindset tactics from psychiatrist Dr. Arman Taghizadeh, founder of the Mindset Training Institute. Dr. T, a former NCAA wrestler, knows firsthand how mental skills separate good athletes from great ones. Now he's teaching proven techniques to help anyone strengthen their mindset for peak performance. In this conversation, Dr. T reveals how to build confidence, composure, and concentration—the "3 C's" of mental mastery. Learn how to reframe failure as "first attempt in learning", focus on process over outcome, and use language intentionally to override doubt. Dr. T also shares his "control the controllables" approach to performance. Discover how making daily efforts in just 3 areas—attitude, gratitude, and effort—empowers you to excel despite fear and uncertainty. Additional insights: Why trying to suppress emotions like anxiety rarely works long-term Why you need to shift from being outcome to processed focused to accomplish your goals How competitive athletes and "life athletes" can benefit from training mental skills Why you need to avoid the word “Don’t” How to create motivational self-talk that aligns with your authentic voice Stop letting negative thoughts, emotions, and distractions sabotage your goals. Tune in now to learn from Dr. T how to build a mindset that will empower you to take pursue audacious goals and thrive in uncertainty. Sign up for the FREE Mindsetexperiencesummit.com Connect with Dr. T on Facebook or Instagram Mindset Training Institute Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Anxiety, fear and doubt are things that get in our way and so many of us want to get rid of them. What I do is really kind of teach that these are part of the normal human experience." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh "The way we think affects how we feel. How we feel affects what we do." - Dr. Arman Taghizadeh ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/14/202312 minutes, 58 seconds
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#337. Destination Unknown - The Importance of Faith in Work, Relationships, & Our Spiritual Lives

Today I dive deep into the significance of faith in our lives. I expound on how faith is more than just blind belief; it's trust in the unseen, an unwavering conviction in hard work and perseverance, and a bond of trust with others. I also up about my Christian faith and life experiences into a thoughtful exploration of faith. In this episode, you’ll learn about: My nuanced definition of faith. Why we need faith as we toil in our day-to-day lives without assurance of a future outcome Faith in relationships and social interactions. My faith in a God Faith as source of hope and motivation. Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Faith is believing that your hard work and perseverance will pay off even when you can't see the fruits of your labor." - Dr. Erik Korem "Faith gives us bravery to take risks, to pursue our dreams, and to become the best versions of ourselves." - Dr. Erik Korem "Trust that your hard work is leading somewhere extraordinary. Have faith that you're not alone in this world." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/11/20233 minutes, 45 seconds
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Classic - Building a Game Plan for Life, Ego, and the Two Scoreboards with Coach Chris Petersen

Today’s episode is a CLASSIC. It’s the most downloaded episode of all time, and it’s with Coach Chris Petersen, former Head Football Coach at the University of Washington & Boise State University. In this episode, you’ll learn why Coach Peterson left football at the peak of his career. He details his painful journey of realizing he was paying attention to the wrong scoreboard, society's scoreboard, and not building a strong game plan for his life. In this episode, you’ll learn: Why it takes time to change a culture and build something special in an organization or team. How to "Stack the deck" by getting the right people in your organization who fit your values and culture. Keeping "personal scoreboard" in focus, not just the "society scoreboard." How to have a "game plan for life" that outlines your values, purpose, roles, and how you want to live. The value of a mentor or coach to provide perspective and be a thinking partner. I How to focus on your North Star. If you are a parent, coach, business person, or anyone that's ever wanted to be a high performer, this episode is for you. Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "There's another role that chance plays in our life that is equally random, but is much more predictable. And it also can teach us something sometimes." - Dr. Bapu Jena "We spend so much time thinking about all the data that we can collect without thinking to ourselves, what are the most interesting applications we can make of the data before we gather it?" - Dr. Bapu Jena "I think we have plenty of data. And we had plenty of data a few years ago. I think what we're lacking in a lot of respect isn't big data, big questions." - Dr. Bapu Jena "If you actually want the kind of transformation that allows you to do things with less effort, more ease, more enjoyment, like it's a real part of you. That's why willpower matters." - Dr. Bapu Jena ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/9/202342 minutes, 14 seconds
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#336 The Power of Self-Competition: The Me vs Me Approach with Jake Thompson

Do you want to build grit, focus, and influence? In this episode, Jake Thompson explains his powerful "me vs me" mindset. Jake emphasizes the need to stop draining yourself by comparing to others and focus only on competing with yourself. This mentality allows you to learn from others' successes without feeling threatened. It also builds an abundance mindset, so you can fully encourage and help others. In this podcast, you’ll discover: The core formula for beneficial competition How to maximize your abilities without comparisons Why worrying about others slows you down How to use competition to find your true ceiling Why chasing “better than” robs you of being your best The importance of pushing yourself to maximize opportunities Tune in now to shift your mindset and learn the “me vs me” approach to performance from Jake Thompson. Follow Jake on Instagram & LinkedIn Book Jake for your company Compete Everyday Podcast with Jake Thompson Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "The competitions with yourself. If you think about the formula, let's talk about a very basic formula of competition. It's what's your baseline? Like where are you now?" - Jake Thompson "When we say, hey, I'm only competing with myself. This is what I control. This is what's in my sphere. I can only learn from others. It really changes the dynamic." - Jake Thompson "When you believe there's enough room for everybody to succeed that's willing to do the work, you have no problem pouring that life into others because you're not threatened by them." - Jake Thompson “It's essentially understanding the competitions with yourself.” - Jake Thompson ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/7/20238 minutes, 30 seconds
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CLASSIC - How to Quit Well Using Kill Criteria & a Quitting Coach with Annie Duke

Quitting gets a bad rap, but it can actually be the smartest move. How do you know when it's time to cut your losses? In the final episode of this special 3-part series, Annie Duke, decision-making expert and former professional poker player, shares her insights on quitting well. With over $4 million in poker tournament winnings, Annie knows the importance of reading signals and walking away at the right moment. She provides science-backed tactics to overcome bias, including sunk cost fallacy, which often causes us to double down when we should fold. Annie explains the power of creating "kill criteria" in advance to remove emotion from quitting decisions. She also stresses the need to appoint "quitting coaches" who can offer an outside perspective when you're stuck in analysis paralysis. Expect practical guidance on setting benchmarks, advocating for candid feedback from your team, and having the courage to make a strategic retreat so you can redeploy time and resources to more promising opportunities. Key Takeaways: Simply knowing about biases won't prevent you from falling victim to them Imagining you're "fresh" to a choice doesn't help - you're still stuck in the current context Develop clear "kill criteria" for projects to dictate when you'll abandon a failing course Designate "quitting coaches" to provide detached, objective advice Give people permission to tell you hard truths - it's the kindest thing long-term Regularly reassess and update kill criteria as new information emerges Frame quitting decisions positively - you're reallocating resources to better options Buy Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "It doesn't matter what I've put into something. What matters is whether the next dollar is worth it." - Annie Duke "Kill criteria are not going to make you perfect at this, but if we can go from zero to three, that's a huge win." - Annie Duke ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/4/202314 minutes, 5 seconds
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CLASSIC - Why Winner Quit | Grit vs Quit | How Slack, a $25B Company was Founded by Quitting with Annie Duke

How do you know when it's time to walk away? Quitting gets a bad rap, but it's an essential life skill. Poker champion turned author and decision strategist Annie Duke joins us to break down the science of knowing when to stick it out and when to cut your losses. Annie explains why grit and perseverance alone aren't enough for success. We discuss the sunk cost fallacy, why quitting actually speeds you up, and how to read the signals that it's time to quit. Annie shares the story of how Steward Butterfield made the bold decision to shut down his startup Glitch, only to pivot days later to the company we now know as Slack. This conversation will change the way you think about quitting and provide a framework to approach life's toughest decisions. Don't miss Annie's insights on: Why the hardest time to quit is when you're in the thick of it. How to stop taking past efforts into account when deciding whether to continue. Why sticking to something unworthy slows you down. The link between quitting and discovering new opportunities. Getting over the mental hurdle of going from "failing to having failed." Buy Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   Quotable moments: "Grit gets you to stick to hard things that are worthwhile. The really bad thing about grit is that it gets you to stick to hard things that are no longer worthwhile." - Annie Duke "Waste is not really a backward-looking problem. It’s a forward-looking problem." - Annie Duke ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
8/2/202320 minutes, 13 seconds
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CLASSIC - Why Quitting Makes You a Better Decision-Maker with Annie Duke

How do you know when it's time to quit something versus powering through challenges? Former professional poker player turned decision strategist Annie Duke reveals when perseverance leads to ruin versus success. Though quitting has a bad reputation, Annie explains why it's a critical skill for making the best choices when goals don't go as planned. Learn: Why uncertainty makes decisions hard - you can't predict luck or know all the facts upfront How discovering new information can show you need to change course Why people who "grit it out" often end up in dire straits How to quit sooner before reaching rock bottom Why quitting feels so emotionally difficult How to read signals that it's time to change direction Annie's insight comes from her background as a world-champion poker player who has won millions of dollars, making strategic decisions under extreme pressure. This eye-opening conversation will teach you to embrace quitting as a powerful tool for achieving your goals. Tune in now to learn when to persevere versus pivot. Buy Quit: The Power of Knowing When to Walk Away Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "When you make a decision. You have two things working against you, both of which have to do with uncertainty." - Annie Duke "Quitting is the thing that allows us to then get off of that course, right?" - Annie Duke "The hero of the story is, you know, Rob Hall, who gets up to the mountain at two, at the summit, at two, and then waits for Doug Hansen, both of whom perish." - Annie Duke ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/31/202314 minutes, 49 seconds
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#335. Do Marathons Increase Deaths in Host Cities? The Unpredictable Factors Shaping Your Wellbeing - Data, Economics, and Chance with Dr. Bapu Jena

What role does chance play in your health and even your mortality? Find out from economist and physician Dr. Anupam B. Jena, who explores these fascinating questions in his new book Random Acts of Medicine. Dr. Jena reveals how random events we'd never expect can profoundly shape our wellbeing. Discover insights like: How marathons unexpectedly increase deaths for non-participants Why minutes matter so much in heart attacks and other emergencies 'Left-digit bias' and its surprising influence on high-stakes life-or-death decisions The role of big data in healthcare and the need for big questions. How to differentiate between signal and noise in data. This mind-opening conversation will give you a peek into Dr. Jena's creative process for conceiving questions and uncovering hidden insights about medicine. You'll learn how to foster your own curiosity and think in unexpected ways about health. Tune in now to expand your mind through the unpredictable occurrences that secretly affect us all. The chance events that seem random but are often predictable when viewed through the right lens. Purchase Random Acts of Medicine Follow Dr. Jena on Twitter on both his personal and podcast account Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   Quotable moments: "There's another role that chance plays in our life that is equally random, but is much more predictable. And it also can teach us something sometimes." - Dr. Bapu Jena "We spend so much time thinking about all the data that we can collect without thinking to ourselves, what are the most interesting applications we can make of the data before we gather it?" - Dr. Bapu Jena "I think we have plenty of data. And we had plenty of data a few years ago. I think what we're lacking in a lot of respect isn't big data, big questions." - Dr. Bapu Jena "If you actually want the kind of transformation that allows you to do things with less effort, more ease, more enjoyment, like it's a real part of you. That's why willpower matters." - Dr. Bapu Jena ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/28/202314 minutes, 28 seconds
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#334 How to Avoid Getting Ripped Off by Telehealth Companies with Kerri Masutto, MD

The telehealth revolution is here to stay. But how do you know which online health services can really deliver results? In this episode, Dr. Kerri Masutto, a board-certified physician and functional medicine expert, reveals insider tips for evaluating telehealth offerings. Dr. Masutto has over 13 years of clinical experience and has led medical teams at top digital health startups. She shares smart guidance to protect yourself as a patient and find companies that genuinely want to help you get better. Learn: Why reading the entire website, not just the sales page, is crucial Red flags like hyperbolic claims and recent layoffs How to research the company's reputation online What employee reviews on Glassdoor can reveal Why you should trust your intuition about the “vibe” you get How to understand exactly what you’re paying for Questions to ask upfront about the scope of care Tips for advocating yourself to find the right digital health fit This straight-talk conversation dispels marketing hype and empowers you to make smart healthcare choices. Tune in now to get savvy about the brave new world of telehealth. Follow Kerri on Twitter Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   Quotable moments: "Have that little bit of skepticism as I think a great place to start when you're looking at this." - Dr. Kerri Massuto "You can get a signal. There are always going to be outliers, and we all know the absolute, like, you know, this isn't the... truth out there just based on these reviews, but you can start to see patterns." - Dr. Kerri Massuto "How you feel about who you're interacting with is, that feeling is important and you should listen to, you should listen to that." - Dr. Kerri Massuto "It's okay to ask questions. It's okay to get answers before you hand over your credit card." - Dr. Kerri Massuto "Continue to advocate for yourself and look for a solution that's right for you." - Dr. Kerri Massuto ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/26/202315 minutes, 3 seconds
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#333 Sleep Supplements, Blue Light Blockers, and AI with Dr. Cathy Goldstein with Dr. Cathy Goldstein

Can you really measure sleep stages with your wearable device, and is it something you should even focus on? In this episode of The BluePrint, we dig into the fascinating world of sleep tracking with Dr. Cathy Goldstein, a renowned neurologist and sleep expert. Dr. Goldstein, a Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center, shares her insights on the truth behind sleep data and how to interpret it for optimal health and performance. Join us as we discuss the relevance of total sleep time, the importance of sleep consistency, and the potential pitfalls of focusing too much on sleep stages. Dr. Goldstein also sheds light on the impact of COVID-19 on sleep patterns and the role of sleep in managing chronic conditions. In this episode, you'll discover: The key health behaviors to pay attention to when tracking sleep. The truth about sleep stages and their relevance to your health. The potential of AI in improving sleep tracking accuracy. Follow Dr. Goldstein on Twitter Ultimate Sleep Cheat Sheet & Newsletter Signup Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Good sleep isn't about adding things. It's about taking the things away that we know interfere with our sleep." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "We're made to sleep. You don't need anything extra." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "Our body is made to sleep. It's just about leveraging the biological systems that let you sleep instead of interfering with them." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "I think sleep is such a well-suited field to apply AI for a few different reasons." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "Let's get into preventative medicine. Preventative medicine has still really been a far cry from what we do every day in clinic and in the hospital. And so I hope sleep's a big part of that." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/24/20239 minutes, 40 seconds
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#332 Turning Impossible Goals into Achievable Moments with Jake Thompson

In a world where intensity often overshadows consistency, how can we build sustainable habits that lead to long-term success? In this episode of The BluePrint, we're joined by Jake Thompson, Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Everyday. Jake shares his unique perspective on transforming impossible goals into achievable moments, one small step at a time. Jake likens the process to building with Lego blocks, where each small action, no matter how insignificant it may seem, contributes to a larger, more impressive structure. From squeezing in a quick workout to writing a few hundred words each day, Jake emphasizes the power of consistency in achieving our goals. In this episode, you'll discover: • The importance of consistency over intensity. • How small, daily actions can lead to significant results. • The role of discomfort in personal growth. • Why competing with yourself is more beneficial than comparing to others. • How setting unique experiences can push you out of your comfort zone.   Follow Jake on Instagram & LinkedIn Book Jake for your company Compete Everyday Podcast with Jake Thompson Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "We eat an elephant the same way we do a donut. It's one bite at a time." - Jake Thompson "If I can every day have that mentality that I'm really not in competition with them... I find that I just have a much happier life." - Jake Thompson "I'm always looking for something from a workout standpoint, from a forcing myself to right standpoint run that gets me out of my comfort zone." - Jake Thompson "I'm not up against anyone else. Like I need to be able to go to bed at night knowing I got better." - Jake Thompson ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/21/20239 minutes, 26 seconds
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#331 Why Wellness Plans Fail & A Simple Framework to Find One that Works for Your with Kerri Masutto, MD

Is your health plan actually set up for success? In a world full of enticing marketing claims and quick fixes, it can be hard to choose a wellness program that delivers real results. This week on The Blueprint, functional medicine expert Dr. Kerri Masutto reveals her insider framework to cut through the noise and find health solutions that genuinely meet your needs. With over 13 years of clinical experience, Dr. Masutto has led medical teams at top digital health startups. Now, she’s sharing smart advice to protect you from getting ripped off and disappointed. Dr. Masutto walks you through key questions for identifying your true health goals, including: What life impact are you trying to solve for? What can you do yourself before medical intervention? How quickly do you need a solution? What level of improvement would you be satisfied with? She then covers the four investments you must evaluate before committing: time, energy, motivation, and money. Dr. Masutto explains why aligning a health plan with your actual willingness to engage is crucial. Tune in to gain a framework to: Clarify your health objectives Research options appropriately Ask providers the right questions Pick a plan that fits your lifestyle Iterate continually until you see real change Follow Kerri on Twitter Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   Quotable moments: "Your health should support your life and not the other way around." - Dr. Kerri Masutto "You can't make a wrong decision because you'll always get immediate feedback on whether this is working or not." - Dr. Kerri Masutto “So the first question that you really wanna ask is, not just what is the problem you have, because this is what most people jump into. They're immediately like, I have this problem. I have low energy or I think I have low testosterone or a low libido or I have too much weight. That's the problem. What I want you to look at is what is the impact that problem actually has on your life that's prompting you to go seek health?” - Dr. Kerri Masutto “And so what is that impact that you're actually trying to solve for? And that's important because that's usually the real motivator. And if the wellness plan or the medical protocol doesn't actually improve that impact, you're not going to be happy with the results.” - Dr. Kerri Masutto ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/19/202312 minutes, 45 seconds
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#330 The Truth Behind Sleep Tracking, Sleep Stages, & Wearable Tech & More with Dr. Cathy Goldstein

Can you really measure sleep stages with your wearable device, and is it something you should even focus on? In this episode of The BluePrint, we dig into the fascinating world of sleep tracking with Dr. Cathy Goldstein, a renowned neurologist and sleep expert. Dr. Goldstein, a Professor of Neurology at the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center, shares her insights on the truth behind sleep data and how to interpret it for optimal health and performance. Join us as we discuss the relevance of total sleep time, the importance of sleep consistency, and the potential pitfalls of focusing too much on sleep stages. Dr. Goldstein also sheds light on the impact of COVID-19 on sleep patterns and the role of sleep in managing chronic conditions. In this episode, you'll discover: The key health behaviors to pay attention to when tracking sleep. The truth about sleep stages and their relevance to your health. The potential of AI in improving sleep tracking accuracy. Follow Dr. Goldstein on Twitter Ultimate Sleep Cheat Sheet & Newsletter Signup Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "These devices are pretty good at determining if you're awake or asleep and you can really use them to benchmark your consistency and improve upon that." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "We're taking EEG defined sleep and try to estimate it based on heart rate and motion. We are literally talking about completely different physiological characteristics." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "We have something really valuable that we're tracking here. We're tracking the autonomic functions of sleep." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "It's very easy to get somebody to wear this device every night to sleep and to have them review all their data, but it's really difficult to get somebody to turn off their backlit screens and set a regular wake time, which are the things that we know would actually help." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/17/20239 minutes, 12 seconds
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#329. Mastering Encouragement & Finding Your Non-Negotiables with Jake Thompson

On this enlightening episode of The Blueprint, I'm joined by Jake Thompson, the Chief Encouragement Officer at Compete Every Day. Jake's goal is to inspire people and organizations to develop the focus, habits, and culture needed for growth. In our conversation, Jake shares his insights on self-encouragement, the power of concentrating on others, and the importance of recognizing and abiding by core values.   In this episode, you’ll learn: The role of self-talk and affirmations in progress. The effect of concentrating on others for personal joy. The value of identifying and living by your core values. The power of pattern-matching to individuals we admire. Jake's unique approach to encouraging and motivating others.   Join me for an inspiring conversation with Jake Thompson, and learn how to take your game to the next level by mastering the art of self-encouragement. Follow Jake on Instagram & LinkedIn Book Jake for your company Compete Everyday Podcast with Jake Thompson Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   Quotable moments: "When we shift our focus into others, it helps us." - Jake Thompson "Perfection isn't necessarily attainable but constant progress is." - Jake Thompson "Nobody talks to you on a daily basis more than you do." - Jake Thompson "Over time, you start to develop that skill to the level of the person you're aspiring to be like." - Jake Thompson ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/14/202310 minutes, 32 seconds
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#328 Micro Workouts, Sustainable Fitness, & Winning the Scoreboard of Stress with Brad Kearns

In this episode of The Blueprint, we're joined by Brad Kearns, a New York Times bestselling author, former professional triathlete, and elite masters track & field high jumper. Brad brings his wealth of knowledge on diet, fitness, peak performance, personal growth, and longevity to our discussion. He shares his insights on the importance of integrating fitness into our daily lives, the benefits of micro workouts, and the role of sleep in our overall health and performance. Brad's unique approach to fitness includes a scalable morning routine that can help any busy person start their day with a win. He also offers a refreshing perspective on achieving peak performance. His main message is to pursue peak performance with passion throughout life and smile along the way. In this episode, you'll discover: How to integrate fitness into your daily lifestyle. • The benefits of micro workouts and how to incorporate them into your day. • The importance of sleep in achieving peak performance. • Brad's unique morning routine and how it contributes to his overall fitness. • The role of cold plunges in building focus, discipline, and a natural hormonal boost. • The impact of diet on our performance and longevity. • The importance of authenticity and truth in our fitness journey. • Brad's experience as a professional athlete and how it has shaped his approach to fitness. Join us for an enlightening conversation with Brad Kearns, and learn how to make fitness a natural part of your everyday life. Brad Kerns.com for his morning exercise routine B.Rad Podcast Watch on YouTube Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Any diet will work extremely well, if it's a departure from this unfettered access to indulgent foods that characterizes most people's lives, plus minimal activity." - Brad Kearns "The effectiveness of diets like that involve fasting or carb restriction or restriction of anything are because they prompt a stress response in the body." - Brad Kearns "I want to minimize the overall stress scoreboard in my life. And when it comes to directing my energy to something, I wanna perform athletically and recover and perform and recover." - Brad Kearns "If you consume an optimal amount of nutritious food, that is going to promote a stress-balanced high-energy lifestyle." - Brad Kearns "Nothing beats general everyday movement as a fitness boost." - Brad Kearns ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/12/202323 minutes, 50 seconds
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#327 Cultivating Creativity & Innovation, Asking Great Questions, & Natural Experiments with Dr. Bapu Jena

In this riveting episode of The BluePrint, we're joined by Dr. Anupam B. Jena, a renowned economist, physician, and the host of the Freakonomics, MD podcast. Dr. Jena shares his unique perspective on the intersection of economics, healthcare, and policy, and how these fields can influence our everyday lives. Dr. Jena's work revolves around the concept of natural experiments in healthcare, the economics of physician behavior, medical malpractice, and the economics of medical innovation. In our conversation, we delve into the importance of asking the right questions, the impact of stress on world leaders, and the intriguing concept of natural experiments. In this episode, you'll discover: The difference between seeing and looking in healthcare. How to cultivate the skill of asking interesting questions. The concept of natural experiments and how they can reveal hidden truths. The impact of stress on the lifespan of world leaders. The importance of creating space for innovation and creativity. Purchase Random Acts of Medicine Follow Dr. Jena on Twitter on both his personal and podcast account Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "We're trained to solve problems, but we're not trained to create or come up with the most interesting problems." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena "One idea once in a while that is really interesting and that's enough to do a lot with." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena "If this is something that I could talk to a total stranger about who's not at all in my field, would they get it, and would they wanna know more? And if so, that's a good starting point for me." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena "Winners of elections, national elections, they have about a two and a half year shorter life than runners up in those same elections who did not win." - Dr. Anupam B. Jena ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/10/202317 minutes, 28 seconds
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#326 How To Perform Under Pressure: How Alex Auerbach Prepared Me for High-Stakes Pitching

In the high-stakes world of performance, the pressure can be overwhelming. But what if you could turn that pressure into your greatest ally? In this episode of The BluePrint, we're joined by Dr. Alex Auerbach, the Senior Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors. Dr. Auerbach shares his expert advice on how to perform under pressure, drawing from his extensive experience in sports and performance psychology.   In this candid conversation with Erik, Dr. Auerbach provides practical strategies to handle stress, enhance performance, and leverage stress as a tool for success. This conversation centers around coaching Alex provided Erik as he was preparing for a pitching spree to investors for AIM7. This is as raw as it gets!   Whether you're preparing for a major presentation, a sports competition, or any high-pressure situation, this episode is a must-listen.   In this episode, you’ll discover: • How exposure and variability can enhance your performance. • The importance of reframing your mindset towards stress. • Why practicing under varied conditions can create a richer mental model. • The role of faith and prayer in managing stress. • How to interpret physiological signals from your body. • Insights into the world of professional sports psychology.   Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "The more you do something that makes you nervous, the less nervous you start to be about doing that thing." - Dr. Alex Auerbach "One of the keys to actually getting something automatic is to do it under varied conditions." - Dr. Alex Auerbach "Tap into this stress...this is your brain and body preparing you to do something effortful." - Dr. Alex Auerbach "I put myself in very stressful situations and when I got there, it was like I had been there." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/7/202315 minutes, 49 seconds
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#325 Sleep Debt: Can You Pay It Back & The Power of Naps with Cathy Goldstein, M.D.

In this new series of episode, we delve into the fascinating world of sleep debt with Dr. Cathy Goldstein, a renowned neurologist and sleep expert from the University of Michigan Sleep Disorders Center. As a busy parent or professional, have you ever wondered about the concept of "sleep debt" and if it's something you can pay back? Dr. Goldstein unravels this intriguing concept, explaining why it's not as simple as catching up on lost sleep during the weekends. She also discusses the impact of sleep deprivation on our health and productivity, and the phenomenon of "social jet lag." Tune in to learn about the importance of consistent sleep and how strategic napping can boost your physical and cognitive performance. In this episode you’ll discover: • What is sleep debt and can it be repaid? • The impact of sleep deprivation on health and productivity. • The concept of "social jet lag." • How to leverage naps for better performance. • The importance of consistent sleep. Follow Dr. Goldstein on Twitter Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Sleep is not just this kind of linear, simple process. It's a more dynamic process." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "When you cut your sleep short for this whole idea of you don't have time because you're so busy, you're really losing time because you're not as efficient." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "Consistency really is key here because we know that these drastic changes in sleep duration and sleep timing really are not good for your health." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein "Naps have been well demonstrated to bring that cognitive and physical performance back up to baseline in the face of sleep deprivation." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/5/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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Mastering Willpower: How Self-Control Works, Why it Matters, & What You Can Do to Get More with Kelly McGonigal

In this episode, we are joined by Kelly McGonigal, a renowned health psychologist and Stanford University lecturer, as we delve into the fascinating world of willpower. In our conversation, we explore the intricacies of willpower, its role in our lives, and how we can harness it to achieve our goals. Kelly shares her unique perspective on the conflicting impulses within us all and provides actionable advice on how to navigate these internal battles. In this episode, you'll discover: How to identify and leverage your willpower strengths. The three forces of willpower: "I will," "I won't," and "I want." The importance of not depriving yourself of your favorite foods when dieting. How to train your willpower and make choices that align with your goals. The role of mindfulness in enhancing willpower. Watch Kelly’s TED Talk - How to Make Stress Your Friend Learn more about Kelly, her books, and book her for a speaking engagement Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Willpower is the ability to make choices that are consistent with your goals, your values, and the vision that you have for your life, even when it's hard, even when you're tired, even when some part of you doesn't want to." - Kelly McGonigal "All humans want immediate gratification, and also we have the ability to delay gratification and invest in the future." - Kelly McGonigal "We are a set of conflicting impulses. So willpower is just about the ability to be like, all right, I'm both of those things, they're both me. So how do I help the self, who is going to invest in the future and, and create the change that I want?" - Kelly McGonigal "If you actually want the kind of transformation that allows you to do things with less effort, more ease, more enjoyment, like it's a real part of you. That's why willpower matters." - Kelly McGonigal ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
7/3/202317 minutes, 53 seconds
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Consistency Over Intensity: Insights into Achieving Your Goals

In this special episode of The BluePrint, we take a deep dive into the power of consistency and the importance of having a clear mission. Drawing inspiration from Jeff Bezos and Amazon's success story, we explore the significance of the relentless pursuit of a mission. This episode is a testament to the fact that success is not a straight path, but rather a journey filled with challenges, failures, and lessons. In this episode you'll discover: The importance of having a clear mission and being obsessed with it. How consistency can lead to success. The role of community and support in achieving your goals. The power of resilience in the face of challenges. How to stay committed to your goals and keep pushing forward. The significance of celebrating small wins along the journey. Why it's essential to take action anchored in your values. Watch on YouTube Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: "Consistency will always beat intensity over time. One tiny little step every single day towards the mission like Bezos, consistently focused on the mission over and over and over and over again, and then you're gonna find success." - Dr. Erik Korem "There's not an award for doing easy things. Anybody can do easy things. Not everybody can do hard stuff over and over and over and over again." - Dr. Erik Korem "Remember your why. Remember what you value. Take actions anchored in your value values, and then celebrate. Those little wins along the way, cuz that will keep you going along the journey." - Dr. Erik Korem ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/30/202310 minutes, 41 seconds
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#322. Autophagy, Hormones, and Lifespan: A Deep Dive into Fasting with Dr. Krista Varady

This is the second episode on the science of fasting with Dr. Krista Varady, a leading researcher in intermittent fasting and a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois, Chicago. With over 15 years of experience in studying fasting, Dr. Varady shares her insights on autophagy, the impact of fasting on hormones, and the potential lifespan benefits of intermittent fasting. In this episode, you'll discover: • The science behind autophagy and its occurrence in humans during fasting. • The impact of caloric restriction on hormones, specifically androgens. • The potential effects of intermittent fasting on lifespan. • The challenges in interpreting scientific literature and the importance of responsible science communication. • The truth about fasting products and their claims. Follow. Dr. Varady on Instagram Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Watch The BluePrint on YouTube Quotable moments: 20:29: “Basically [autophagy] is when your body doesn't have any nutrients coming in and your body doesn't have to release all this insulin to process like blood sugar and all this stuff, your body kind of has a chance to like look inward on itself and clean itself up.” 21:02: *“So what starts happening is it, it kind of finds like misbehaving cell. Like cell components that are like just kind of dying or just old and then it kind of just recycles them or just completely gets rid of them. So it's kind of like a renewal mechanism.” 23:16 “Like, I get companies all the time are asking me like, you know, they're trying to make these autophagy products, and I'm like, no, sorry, I'm not interested. I just don't think we have enough information about this. You know, all the questions I was saying, like how much protein, like what should we put in the shake? Like, so we can call it an autophagy shake. And I was like, just don't do that.”* 26:20 “I'd say intermittent fasting either has like no effect usually on, on reproductive hormones, but it may actually benefit people with PCOS. But results are still to come.” 28:49 “So right now we only have like a couple studies in rodent models showing that are very similar to what we're seeing with the calorie restriction data. Like if you restrict yourself or a by like 20% of energy needs, they'll live 20% longer. If you restrict them by 30%, they'll live 30% longer up until I think a max of 30%. It's kind of like this mirroring effect. None of that's been shown in humans though.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/28/202313 minutes
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Pathological Positivity: A New Perspective with Dr. Paul Jenkins

Dive into the world of positivity with Dr. Paul Jenkins, a professional psychologist, speaker, author, and YouTube host with over 30 years of experience. In this episode of The BluePrint, Dr. Paul shares his unique perspective on positivity and how it can transform your personal, family, and professional lives. With his book, "Pathological Positivity," he challenges the conventional understanding of positivity and presents a compelling case for choosing a positive position, regardless of circumstances. As a father and a family coach, Dr. Paul also shares his insights on creating a joyful family culture and raising mature, responsible adults. In this episode, you'll discover: The concept of "Pathological Positivity." How to choose positivity regardless of circumstances. The importance of creating a positive family culture. The principles of effective family coaching. The role of positivity in personal and professional growth. Get a free digital copy Portable Positivity Check out Live On Purpose Central Follow Dr. Paul on YouTube, Instagram, & FaceBook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: 39:47 “[Pathological] means disordered disconnected from reality. Crazy. When someone's pathological, right? But it also means compulsively driven. Like when we use it in the phrase pathological liar, okay? They just can't stop. It's like they, they know better, but they just have this compulsion almost to do it, right? 40:18 “It sounds crazy to consider what I'm proposing here, that you can choose a positive position no matter what your circumstances are. That sounds crazy. It does, but it's also going to the compulsively driven, it's a dogged determination to purposefully. Opt for the positive from a plethora of possible perceptions. You just do it on purpose.” 46:11: “But Live On Purpose Central is where we bring everybody together. I'm there every week doing. Personal coaching with whoever wants to raise their hand and come on the camera.” 46:26: “But the cool thing about group coaching like that is your brain is gonna see it in someone else before you see it in yourself. And so your brain is gonna hand you everything that you need, even if you're not raising your hand and coming off the camera.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/26/202312 minutes, 37 seconds
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Running High: Exploring the Science & Joy of Movement with Kelly McGonigal

Discover the transformative power of movement in this enlightening episode of The Blueprint. Our guest, Kelly McGonigal, is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University who specializes in understanding the mind-body connection. In this episode, she delves into the profound impact of physical activity on our mental and emotional well-being. From the euphoria of the runner's high to the communal joy of dancing, Kelly explores how movement shapes our experience of life, happiness, and personal growth. In this episode, you'll learn: How physical activity enhances happiness and life satisfaction. The science behind the runner's high and the role of endocannabinoids. The impact of music on our performance during exercise. How movement can be a tool for surviving hard times and fostering resilience. The fascinating role of muscles as endocrine organs, releasing beneficial chemicals during exercise. Watch Kelly’s TED Talk - How to Make Stress Your Friend Learn more about Kelly, her books, and book her for a speaking engagement Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: 18:01: “People who are more physically active through any form of recreation, sport, or exercise, they're happier in every way. You can measure, they have more love, more gratitude, more confidence, more meaning in life. And I think it's because, when you look at the activities that most of us are drawn to, they either bring out what is best in us, you know, our courage, our creativity, our competitiveness, our persistence.” - Kelly McGonigal 20:09: “Every form of movement has a parallel to some sort of recreational or spiritual drug. You know, movement gives you an opportunity to tap into the brain's natural capacity to give you chemicals that make you feel good, that make you confident, that help you connect with other people that give you hope.” - Kelly McGonigal 20:30 “You mentioned endocannabinoids and the runner's high. That's one type of exercise high, and it turns out that if you engage in moderate-intensity movement continuously for about 20 minutes, your brain releases more endocannabinoids. And that along with things like dopamine and adrenaline. That gives you a very specific sense of feeling powerful and also loving.” - Kelly McGonigal 23:01 “Music gives you an endorphin rush and an extra hit of dopamine and adrenaline. So listening to music that you love enhances any exercise high. And also enhances, um, the bonding effect. Music also makes us feel more connected to others.” - Kelly McGonigal 24:53 “If you listen to music, You are going to require less oxygen to do the same amount of work. It's, it's kind of magical. It can help you be faster, it can help you be stronger. It makes hard things feel less effortful and also more enjoyable.” - Kelly McGonigal  32:25 “It's like you have a pharmacy in your muscles and they can create all these chemicals that, that improve your heart health, that boost immune function, that kill cancer cells that make your bones stronger. It's amazing. And some of these chemicals actually target the brain and your muscles wait for movement to release them. - Kelly McGonigal ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/23/202319 minutes, 1 second
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Breakthrough Weight Loss Study: The Protocol to Lose Fat & Maintain Muscle that Works with Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel, a renowned Registered Dietitian, Human Performance Coach, and AIM7 advisor joins the show today to shares his insights on a unique weight loss protocol that not only aids in fat loss but also helps maintain muscle mass. This strategy, based on a study by Bill Campbell, involves intermittent energy restriction and resistance training. Tune in to learn how you can implement this strategy in your own life, and why it might be the key to achieving your body composition goals. Follow Pratik on Twitter & Instagram Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Paper: Intermittent Energy Restriction Attenuates the Loss of Fat Free Mass in Resistance Trained Individuals. A Randomized Controlled Trial Quotable moments: 30:05: “Reducing calories and manipulating your carbs helps lose fat and maintain muscle mass when you are strength training.” 31:58: “[Through this protocol] over the course of seven weeks, both groups lost a similar amount of fat, but through the body comp analysis, they looked at, um, measuring lean body mass, fat-free, mass dry, fat-free mass.” 33:45: “This goes to show that we know that in a caloric deficit, there is a reduced amount of muscle protein synthesis. That's why resistance training increases muscle protein synthesis. You eat a good amount of protein. And you can maintain the muscle mass that you have.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/21/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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The 7 Key Relations that Create Meaning & Purpose for Your Life with Dr. Paul Jenkins

Do you feel your priorities are out of order? Dr. Paul Jenkins dives into the significance of understanding our 7 key relationships and the order they need to be in to create meaningful connections, find balance, and live a more fulfilling life. Discover practical tips for nurturing our relationship with our creator or higher power, ourselves, investing in our spousal connection, fostering harmonious dynamics with family and community, and cultivating a healthy relationship with money and possessions. Get a free digital copy Portable Positivity Check out Live On Purpose Central Follow Dr. Paul on YouTube, Instagram, & FaceBook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Quotable moments: 27:28: “We've got creator, self, spouse, children, extended family, other people outside of your family and things. Those are our seven key relationships, and I believe they come in that order of priority if there are some that are missing or not.” 28:39: “I hear people talk about God. But it all has this kind of unifying meaning of a higher power that creates purpose. And if we understand our source, It helps us to navigate all of the complexities of our life because it gives us meaning and purpose.” 32:30 “And this is why there are so many different religions and other philosophical practices out there as people try to gain purpose and meaning for life. You know, those classic questions, why am I here and where did I come from and where am I going? Right? I mean there are existential questions that I think drive all of the other key relationships.” 35:09 “And it's so interesting to me that two people can come together, love each other enough to reproduce, and then. When they split, there's a process that happens in the mind. It comes from cognitive dissonance.” 37:23 “So you get yourself in a good place, and then you step up to creation mode with that energy of gratitude for the rich, abundant marriage that you have. You take that energy to creation mode. Now how can we up upgrade this?” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omny.fm/listener for privacy information.
6/19/202312 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Upside of Stress with Kelly McGonigal

Feeling overwhelmed by stress and struggling to cope? Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist, Stanford University lecturer, and best-selling author of "The Willpower Instinct" and "The Upside of Stress,” shares practical strategies for making stress work in your favor and tools for personal well-being. She discusses the benefits of stress, emphasizing that it can enhance human abilities such as courage, learning, compassion, and joy. Kelly also shares how stress is a preparation mechanism and proposes taking a more accepting attitude towards it. We discuss reframing stress as excitement, anchoring actions in personal values, and the importance of human connection during stress. Don't miss this enlightening conversation with a pioneer in "science-help" who has changed how we approach stress management and mental health. Watch Kelly’s TED Talk - How to Make Stress Your Friend Learn more about Kelly, her books, and book her for a speaking engagement Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community   Quotable moments: "Stress can activate your capacity for every human strength from courage, the capacity to learn and grow, compassion for other people, even joy." - Kelly McGonigal "Stress is our brain and our body preparing us to do something effortful." - Dr. Alex Auerbach from Erik "When you take a more accepting attitude towards stress, stress is part of life, and also this positive mindset towards stress, that it can bring out what's good in you...people just cope better." - Kelly McGonigal "The things that cause us the most stress are often the things that are most important to us...when you bring to mind your values in a moment of stress, it's a very real resource, that can allow you to view the stress that you're going through as an opportunity to choose your values." - Kelly McGonigal "One of the great stress mindset techniques or strategies is to bring to mind your values in a moment of stress...The things that cause us the most stress are often the things that are most important to us...the roles, the relationships, the goals that we're striving for, they're gonna be the things that cause the most stress, and that also provide the most meaning." - Kelly McGonigal ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/16/202317 minutes, 2 seconds
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The Truth About Intermittent Fasting with Dr. Krista Varady

Dr. Krista Varady, a Professor of Nutrition at the University of Illinois, has published over 100 articles on intermittent fasting for weight loss and metabolic disease reduction. As one of the top researchers in the field, Dr. Krista provides insight into the truth about intermittent fasting (aka time-restricted eating). Is it a magic bullet for weight loss or simply the result of constrained eating windows that lead to weight loss and improved health outcomes? Follow. Dr. Varady on Instagram Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments: 00:36: “Intermittent fasting is really just a period of like eating and then a period of not eating. So it's something that we do almost like when we go to sleep at night and stop eating and then wake up and start eating again.” 2:53: “Just by limiting your window to like six or eight hours per day, that naturally reduces energy intake by anywhere from like, Three to 600 calories per day. So it kind of has like a built-in calorie restriction, which is on par with like daily calorie restriction diets.” 04:09: “Our bodies are like really insulin sensitive in the mornings, so our ability to like put away sugar is really good right when we wake up and then it gets worse over the course of the day. 15:37: *“With time-restricted eating, we do see a bit of muscle loss, but it's the same amount that you'd see with any diet. People are a bit worried that intermittent fasting like increases muscle loss, but it doesn't. You basically just lose whatever you lose with typical calorie restriction.” 16:17: “[People] can do two things or a combination of doing resistance training, so like weightlifting can help, any weight-bearing activity really helps. And then particularly combining that with like a higher protein diet.* ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/13/202318 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Process for Pursuing Elite with Clint Bruce - CLASSIC EPISODE

This is a classic episode with Clint Bruce. Clint is a former Navy Special Warfare Officer and a graduate of the US Naval Academy, where he was a decorated athlete. As a Navy SEAL, Clint deployed with three platoons during the Global War on Terrorism. In this episode, we discuss how to pursue being elite by using Clint’s model for reloading. Clint also unpacks the 5 pursuits of a high performer and the difference between being elite and being an elitist. Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/12/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Leadership Tactics of Jeff Bezos with Carmine Gallo

In this episode of the BluePrint podcast, three-time Wall Street Journal bestselling author and keynote speaker, Carmine Gallo, shares insights from Jeff Bezos on how a leader's clear vision is crucial for success. As the keeper of the vision, leaders need to create a North Star for their company and employees. With examples from Amazon's success, Carmine explains how a shared vision and values ensure everyone is on board. With over 40 translated books and experience working with brands like Intel, Google, and Walmart, Carmine is a trusted expert in leadership. Tune in to learn how to rally your team around a shared vision and achieve success.   Buy The Bezos Blueprint Follow Carmine on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, or TikTok Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App Episode 3 Quotable moments: 00:36: “People forget that Jeff Bezo started by himself, and then eventually, he opened or started Amazon with 10 people. So it did start as a small company and he had to encourage stakeholders and investors and partners and employees to rally around a vision. So that's what I learned from Bezos and other exceptional leaders, that we all need a North star.” 01:56: “[Jeff Bezos] really had to make sure that everybody involved with building that company was aware that things had to be super simple, easy to use, and gave customers a sense of trust so it would make sense that the vision was Earth's most customer-centric company.” 05:49: “When you walked into a meeting with Jeff Bezos, everyone who's worked with him will tell you this. There's an empty chair in the room. What does the empty chair symbolize? The empty chair symbolizes the most important voice in the room, the person who is not there, and that's the customer. What would the customer think of your idea? How would that idea simplify their life? How would it make them better?" 06:31: "Whether it's a household company, whether it's a sports team, whether it's a startup or an organization, or a department, someone has to be the keeper of the vision because people need to be led." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/9/202337 minutes, 28 seconds
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Understanding the Two Positivity Processes of Our Mind: Evaluation and Creation, Evaluation vs. Creation: Balancing Positivity in Your Mind with Dr. Paul Jenkins, From Anxiety to Excitement: The Role of Creation in Shaping Emotions, Embracing the Full Spectrum of Human Emotions, Navigating Evaluation and Creation as The Operating Instructions for Your Mind

Do you struggle to control your emotions? Dr. Paul Jenkins, a professional psychologist with over 30 years of experience, joins us to share his expertise on mastering our emotions. He explains how we can learn to respond rather than react to changing circumstances. In this episode, Dr. Jenkins breaks down the mechanics of our thoughts and emotions. He discusses the two interconnected processes of evaluation and creation, which shape our overall positivity. By understanding these processes, we can gain self-control over our emotions and better navigate life's challenges. Dr. Jenkins is a renowned speaker, author, and trainer with a Ph.D. and years of practical and clinical experience. Don't miss this eye-opening conversation on the fascinating realm of emotions. Get a free digital copy Portable Positivity Check out Live On Purpose Central Follow Dr. Paul on YouTube, Instagram, & FaceBook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 2 Quotable moments: 17:45: “If you compare what you've got to something better, you're gonna feel worse. If you compare what you've got to something worse, you're gonna feel better. About what you've got. This isn't rocket science. It is psychological science.” 19:03: “Evaluation is where we judge. Creation is about what is to be, and that doesn't exist yet. We haven't created it yet. It hasn't yet come to pass.” 20:37 “Anxiety is defined by our imagination of worse things to come, and it creates a fight or flight response in our body because we're, we're in danger and our brain is there to keep us safe and then to prove us right?” 21:41: ”You're always right about how you feel, how you feel is 100% consistent with the way your brain is doing these two processes, evaluation and creation.” 23:54: ”Creation mode and creation starts with discontent, which is not a pleasant emotion, but it's the only thing that will get a creator moving forward. Mm. Discontent is the starting point for a creation process.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/6/202318 minutes, 1 second
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Breaking Through Plateaus: Weight Loss Tips with Pratik Patel, The Peaks and Valleys of Weight Loss, Breaking Through a Weight Loss Plateau, Healthy Weight Loss Strategies When You’ve Hit A Wall, Managing Stress to Boost Weight Loss, Your Weight Loss Journey: What To Do When You’ve Hit A Roadblock, The Next Step to Weight Loss, Mastering the Art of Sustainable Weight Loss

Are you struggling to break through a weight loss plateau? In this episode, Pratik Patel, a Health and Performance Coach, and Registered Dietitian, shares his plan for adjusting caloric intake and evaluating health habits to keep the progress going. With over 20 years of experience studying nutrition, fitness, recovery, and the interplay between these and health and performance, Patel has implemented his knowledge with athletes in the team setting, including as an Assistant Coach with the New York Giants. Pratik also works with high-performing entrepreneurs and VCs. Follow Pratik on Twitter & Instagram Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 3 Quotable moments: 19:22: “The unfortunate thing about the body is there is no linear path to gaining, uh, to losing weight, to gaining muscle. It's, there are gonna be times where the body has to adjust. It has to get used to what you're doing, and then it allows for the chance to reevaluate.” 20:15: “Don't completely change what you've been doing and go to another plan and jump ship because it's just a good time to assess, to say, okay, when I'm in a caloric deficit, my body is stressed. You know, metabolism does start to decrease, especially if you are losing weight.” 25:04: “I think increasing walking or increasing steps is probably one of the best things to do too. So if the diet's in check, exercise is in check, and you don't wanna add in any extra sessions because we know that that's not the best way to go about stimulating those adaptations, walking is probably the best thing to do.” 28:12: “We never wanna look at anything from an acute perspective. We wanna zoom out. And if we do what we need to do over time, it's gonna go in the direction we want it to. It's just never super easy. It's never gonna be perfect.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/5/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Nutritional Strategies for Weight Loss & Combating Cravings, Facing Fear & More with Ben Pakulski

Are you struggling with weight loss and cravings? In this episode, we sit down with Ben Pakulski, a world-renowned expert on improving physical fitness and physique enhancement, to discuss strategies for overcoming these obstacles and optimizing your internal state. As the CEO of the Muscle Intelligence Brand, host of the Muscle Intelligence Podcast, and creator of MI40, Ben has helped millions of students, coaches, and trainers transform their bodies and build thriving coaching businesses. With a proven track record as an IFBB Professional Bodybuilder, finishing top 10 in the prestigious Arnold Schwarzenegger Classics for 6 consecutive years and competing in the Mr. Olympia Contest, Ben is the go-to authority on physique optimization and lifestyle integration. Learn more about Ben & his podcast and programs at muscleintelligence.com Follow Ben on Instagram & Facebook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 3 Quotable moments: 41:16: “So sometimes when we're getting pulled into the desire to do something unconsciously, it's from a place of fear or you know, safety or just like mindlessness.” 43:44: “We can learn to, to create a specific state, at will and recall it. Any state is always accessible to us. Joy, happiness, satisfaction, gratitude, they're all right there. So why not in that moment of despair, which is often what it is, why people reach for food or reach for something to change their state, why not just call it back?” 43:44: “We can learn to, to create a specific state, at will and recall it. Any state is always accessible to us. Joy, happiness, satisfaction, gratitude, they're all right there. So why not in that moment of despair, which is often what it is, why people reach for food or reach for something to change their state, why not just call it back?” 48:03: “One of the flips I made with pain is like, pain is, it's just like cold pain is just information. Like, is it painful or is it just information? It's like, yeah, I can, I can just sit with this and realize it's just my body telling me something. So, I want to create the association of this thing is bad or do I just wanna be like, no, I just feel something there. Not good or bad, it's just information.” 50:42: “I have this kind of theory or belief that people who are most, uh, happy in life, people who are most successful in life are the ones who are just willing to go and step into their fears.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
6/2/202316 minutes, 34 seconds
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Is Happiness a Choice? The Truth About Positive Psychology with Dr. Paul Jenkins

Is happiness really a choice, or is true joy something outside of your control? Dr. Paul Jenkins, a positive psychologist, speaker, author, and trainer with over 30 years of experience, tackles this topic head-on. In this podcast episode, Dr. Jenkins shares empowering techniques to help you take control and increase your happiness. By understanding your metacognition, practicing mindfulness, and cultivating awareness of your thoughts, you can unlock powerful positive psychology processes to cultivate a productive thought life. Dr. Jenkins is a leading authority in his field, with a Ph.D. and practical and clinical experience to back up his advice. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best and take control of your happiness today. Get a free digital copy Portable Positivity Check out Live On Purpose Central Follow Dr. Paul on YouTube, Instagram, & FaceBook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments: 01:00: “Now cognition means thinking basically, but metacognition is a higher level. It's thinking about thinking. And once we go to that level, it creates a new opportunity for us to actually experience choice.” 01:19: “Metacognition creates a space in that space is where choice exists. So until we start thinking about our thinking, we're just gonna default to whatever our programming already is. And either you run your thoughts or your thoughts run you.” 05:26 “In your own mind, and there are exercises and practices that you can do that actually increase your skills in going there. And, you know, like meditation practices for example, that it, that's a classic example of tuning into what's actually going on in your mind. And it, it allows you to quiet it down a little bit.” 06:45 “The natural state of our mind is peace. And a lot of people don't notice that because there's so much noise in there all the time. You know this, this thought, and that thought, and you're going over everything and it pulls us into depression and anxiety. If we get too focused on things that have happened in the past, that kind of leads us to depression. If we get too focused on what's coming, that leads to anxiety.” 10:10 “Well, choice is kind of a double-edged sword. It does give you power, but now you also carry the responsibility. I mean, seriously, if happiness is a choice and I'm not happy, that feels like a bit of a burden.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/31/202313 minutes, 19 seconds
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Leaky Gut: How Stress & Lifestyle Factors Can Wreck Your Health with Pratik Patel

Are you experiencing digestive issues or excessive fatigue? You might be suffering from leaky gut syndrome. In this episode, Human Performance Coach and Registered Dietitian Pratik Patel breaks down what leaky gut is, how it happens, and what you can do about it through simple diet changes and stress reduction. With over 20 years of experience transforming athletes' health and bodies, Pratik offers valuable insights into leaky gut syndrome and practical steps to prevent its onset. As the former Director of Performance Nutrition and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Giants, Pratik is an expert in all things nutrition, hydration, supplementation, sleep, and recovery related to health and performance. Tune in to this informative discussion to learn how you can take proactive measures to ensure the well-being of your gut and overall health. Follow Pratik on Twitter & Instagram Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 2 Quotable moments: 12:41: “[Leaky Gut] is the underlying cause is what's affecting the intestinal permeability in our gut, in our ability to make sure that we're digesting the right foods and we're not letting things through to get to the bloodstream that are negatively gonna affect us.” 13:23: “If we're super stressed, we're not eating very well, we eat poorly, we take a lot of medications, alcohol, drugs, that's gonna affect intestinal permeability to where it can't ward off what these pathogens and molds and mycotoxins and things that potentially would be blocked and not allowed through inside.” 14:21: “It's this interesting interplay between our environment, our health, our digestion, our intestines, and the health of the gut.” 18:06: "The consumption of glutamine through foods with their supplementation, and does it have a positive response in helping heal or keep the, you know, intestinal junction nice and tight and it is pushing that direction.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/29/20237 minutes, 9 seconds
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6 Pillars for a Lean, Muscular, & Healthy Body with Ben Pakulski

Do you struggle to maintain a lean, healthy, and muscular body as you age? Ben Pakulski, one of the leading experts on physique optimization for people over 35, joins the BluePrint to share his six pillars of wellness, including moving, eating, breathing, thinking, sleeping, and the environment, to help you achieve a harmonious balance from the inside out. As the CEO of Muscle Intelligence and a former professional bodybuilder, Ben's program has transformed the bodies and minds of millions of students, coaches, and trainers. Don't miss out on his invaluable insights for living your best life. Learn more about Ben & his podcast and programs at muscleintelligence.com Follow Ben on Instagram & Facebook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 2 Quotable moments: 23:22: “So move, eat, breathe, think, sleep, and the environment in which I do them, those are the six things that I have the greatest influence over, right?” 33:38: “I think everyone would benefit from is paying attention to inflammation. Like what causes inflammation in your body. I think that's the first door or the first lens through which we make decisions. And what's inflammatory for me may not be inflammatory for you.” 34:09: “People think that nutrition is just what I consume, and while that's one step in the process, well what about what I digest, absorb, and assimilate. There's three more levels.” 33:53 “So first thing is don't screw that process up, right? So if, if I'm eating something that, you know, tastes good in my mouth, but I know it's causing havoc in my digestive tract, everything else that goes in is gonna be, you're gonna have mal absorption issues.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/26/202316 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Thrive State: 5 Pillars for Optimal Health & Vitality, Bioidentical Hormone Therapy & Testosterone Optimization with Dr. Kien Vuu

Dr. Kien Vuu, triple board-certified MD and performance and longevity expert aims to help people reclaim their health by sharing the five essential pillars for vitality that we all can use. He provides insights on mental health and taking control of our thoughts. Additionally, he explains how to leverage the Thrive State methodology to optimize testosterone levels in men and the potential benefits of using bioidentical hormone therapy to extend longevity in women. Purchase the book - Thrive State Follow Dr. V on Instagram & YouTube Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 2 Quotable moments: 22:42: "So if you're constantly focused on things you can't have, things you can't control, those types of things, if you're focused there, You're gonna prime your body to think that you are in a stressful state, that there's a sabertooth tiger after you and drive inflammation and lower your immune system." 23:05: “You can’t actually control all your thoughts. However, you can control the flashlight. Which thoughts do you wanna focus on? Which thoughts do you want to actually amplify?” 23:39: “We know that the emotions of love, of gratitude, of connection, of joy, of murth, creativity, all those positive celebratory emotions, gratitude being the top one in that list is actually anti-aging medicine. Whereas the emotions of stress, anger, hate, fear, resentment, worry, guilt, and shame drive the stress response.” 25:48: "If you're not paying attention to your sleep or what you're eating or moving or you're under a lot of stress. It drops the growth hormone testosterone in men which basically makes you feel sluggish, have brain fog, and put on fat easily." 26:51: “Women who start on bioidentical hormone replacement within 10 years of menopause actually live longer.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/24/202319 minutes, 40 seconds
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Are the Latest Weight Loss Drugs Safe and Effective for People Looking to Shed Pounds with Pratik Patel

Are you struggling to lose weight? Tune in to hear from Pratik Patel, a Human Performance Coach and Registered Dietitian, as he shares his expertise on the latest weight loss drugs. With experience as the Director of Performance Nutrition and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for the New York Giants, Pratik is an expert in all things nutrition, hydration, supplementation, sleep, and recovery related to health and performance. In this episode, Pratik delves into the potential long- and short-term effects of these weight-loss drugs, their benefits when paired with exercise, and the potential drawbacks for those striving to attain their weight-loss goals. Don't miss out on this informative discussion. Follow Pratik on Twitter & Instagram Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments:01:06: “Weight loss is a big way to help control blood glucose levels. And, you know, as opposed to metformin, these GLP-1 agonists work, you know, against gluons. Obviously, glucagon breaks down glycogen molecules to get glucose in the blood, but if you're having issues with glucose control. That's the last thing you wanna have happen.” 2:34: “So a lot of these people that are taking the drug are seeing anywhere from five, 10% even greater than that in terms of their body weight and weight loss. You can imagine if somebody's overweight or obese and they're. Pushing almost 300 pounds, you lose 10% of your body weight. That's 30 pounds.” 4:13: “So what they found was everybody had made some type of progress, but it was definitely pretty significant what the differences were. Exercise in the control group didn't really move the needle on these individuals losing much weight. Those that actually took the drug lost a decent amount of weight, but those, that combined exercise with the drug lost the most.” 5:58: “That's one big concern is when you're on medications for a long time. We don't know the long-term issues with it. What actually is gonna happen to some of these people because, you know, it can affect your different organs, it can affect the kidneys, it can affect, potentially the heart and brain.” 7:19: “I would wanna look at is, cool you lost weight, but what has it done to your internal systems? Do you have excessive inflammation? Has it affected your testosterone, your hormone function? What is it doing to your blood glucose control over time? But I think, and again, We have to look at this objectively.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/22/202312 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to Build an Exercise Plan for Vitality, Why Quality of Movement Matters, & The Prescription for Muscle Hypertrophy with Ben Pulkalski

Ben Pakulski, is a former elite professional bodybuilder, is renowned as one of the world's foremost experts on muscle development. Today, Ben’s focus has shifted to helping others achieve their best bodies through his Muscle Intelligence brand. His cutting-edge programs have transformed the lives of millions of students, coaches, and trainers, enabling them to build thriving coaching businesses and body transformations. Learn more about Ben & his podcast and programs at muscleintelligence.com Follow Ben on Instagram & Facebook Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments: 02:24: “And so I think there's a massive opportunity that exists with everyone. Most people think that if they want to transform their body, they want to build muscle. Effort is the big lever. And while effort is an incredible important lever, exercise quality is often a bigger opportunity for most people because it's never something that anyone thinks about.” 03:08: “I think your goal is should be to master your body. We only get one, and you have this incredible opportunity to connect deeply, to be closer to your body, understand what your body does, the way it feels, the way it moves, so that as we age, We're able to sustain a high quality of life.” 05:11: “So quality movement, in my perspective, is the ability to dynamically create. A rigid state, as rigid as you need to be. If I wanna squat 200 pounds versus 400 pounds versus 600 pounds, that's a different degree of rigidity. And on the other end of it, I wanna be able to move freely and without restriction.” 12:57: “Exercise is not the end result, right? Exercise is simply creating a stimulus, it's creating a signal. And most people think that if I exercise, I'm doing something good for myself. And while you are, in some senses, the goal of exercise is actually to create the adaptation.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/19/202322 minutes, 33 seconds
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A New Prescription for Health: Healing Beyond Medication, Epigenetics & More with Dr. Kien Vuu

If you are struggling with your weight and work-related stress is harming your health, then this episode could be a game-changer for you. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Kien Vuu, a triple board-certified MD and performance and longevity expert. Dr. Vuu shares his personal story of how he transformed his own health by realizing that our behaviors and lifestyle choices are the medicine our bodies need. We also delve into epigenetics and other exciting topics. Tune in to learn from Dr. Vuu's expertise and experience in reclaiming health and wellness. Purchase the book - Thrive State Follow Dr. V on Instagram & YouTube Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments: 00:56: “I only mentioned that because it's gonna lead to something a little bit later. We all have an inner voice and inner knowing and almost a compass. But I think throughout time we might get different programming that tells us that your inner voice should not be heard. Mm. You should suppress it.” 2:10: “And that was further kind of trauma that led to the programming because I myself did not feel enough. Not tall enough, not white enough, not American enough, not rich enough, all these things. And for me, I felt like the only way to achieve success is by going and chasing after the things that will make me be enough.” 3:02 “Seven years ago, I was overweight, I was diabetic, I had high blood pressure. And I was on seven prescription medications. And what traditional medicine told me to do at the time was just continue to basically take these meds that, that this was gonna be the destiny, that you were gonna start on a certain amount of meds now, and then over time you would build more and more and more.” 5:51: “I looked at how these people were living and is there any molecular or scientific basis that, that their way of living leads to a longer life? Well, turns out the molecular biology and epigenetic science is starting to prove that how we live our life, our thoughts, our emotions, how much sleep we get, our sense of purpose, all these things actually speak to our DNA in a moment to moment basis that actually controls how our cells behave.” 10:36: “If you find yourself triggered the majority of the day with stress, with anxiety, with worry, with all those negative emotional states, I urge you to think about and look at that potentially being a subconscious pattern that has been conditioned over time.” 15:37 “Your genes are basically constantly listening to the cues of the environment. It's always a dynamic millisecond-to-millisecond interplay between your genes and its environment.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/17/202319 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Art of Storytelling to Improve Communication with Harvard Instructor & Bestselling Author Carmine Gallo

Join Harvard instructor, communication coach, and bestselling author Carmine Gallo as he shares his insights on the art of storytelling in the digital age. In this episode, Carmine breaks down the proven techniques of effective storytelling that have been used throughout history for impactful communication. Whether you're delivering a presentation, pitching an idea or running a business, Carmine's expertise will equip you with the skills you need to connect with your audience and make a lasting impression. Don't miss out on this masterclass on the power of storytelling. Buy The Bezos Blueprint Follow Carmine on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, or TikTok Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App Episode 2 Quotable moments: 13:18: “The tools we use to communicate have changed. You're absolutely right. The tools we use to communicate have changed. The human brain has not. The better you understand how people process information. The more persuasive, the more successful you'll be at communicating your ideas.” 14:43: “Storytelling is what separated our species and make it, and made us that dominant. Stories inform, they illuminate, they inspire. So you're suggesting the tools have changed. Absolutely. We have different ways of reaching people, but they are still connected to one another through the power of story. So you still have to be a good storyteller story.” 25:55: “We're all storytellers. You are the storyteller-in-chief for your household brand. You're the household CEO, but you are the storyteller in chief. No one else is going to be able to tell that story as well as you. So think of yourself not as giving a presentation, not as giving a pitch, not as taking a meeting, but as telling a story. And you'll find that your content and the way you express yourself will change based on the way you've reframed the way you see yourself.” 27:45: “So there's a lot, there's a lot to learn about storytelling, but start paying attention and see yourself as a storyteller and not a presenter.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/15/202316 minutes, 44 seconds
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Hormone Replacement Therapy and Peptides: A Beginner's Guide with Dr. Mark Gordon & Andrew Marr

Dr. Mark Gordon, an expert in Interventional and Neuroendocrinology, joins Dr. Erik Korem on The BluePrint podcast to discuss hormone replacement therapies and peptides for treating Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Dr. Gordon has been instrumental in promoting the recognition of TBI as a cause of hormonal deficiency and sheds light on how these therapies may create a positive change within the body, especially for people who have experienced trauma. Hormone deficiencies can be a result of TBI, and Dr. Gordon explains their impact on the body. This podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in the often-misunderstood topics of hormone replacement therapies and peptides and their potential therapeutic interventions for TBI & general health an well-being. Learn more about the Warrior Angels Foundation Watch Quiet Explosions Contact Millennium Health Dr. Mark Gordon: Millennium Neuro-Regenerative Centers Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App Episode 2 Quotable moments: 41:38 “There is physical trauma and nonphysical trauma. The nonphysical things can be breaking your leg, having surgery, having ulcers, or having an autoimmune disease. All these things generate the chemicals of inflammation, that's the cytokines that we talked about. 42:00 “So testosterone isn't just about reproduction or sex or libido. It also functions to shut down inflammation in the brain and in the body. And to elevate the protection of the brain.” 43:34 “Andrew didn't have depression before he woke up with it and people said, oh, you've now become a depressive person. They didn't put the two and two together that way. Maybe something in your past has created the change in the chemistry that's presented as depression.” 1:00:38 “And we talk about it in terms of biological resiliency. Why is it that some of the people that were exposed to the same traumas that Andrew was, did not develop the extent of injuries he did, or the people who developed it instead of six months in one month, two months, or three months? It's called biological resiliency.” 1:01:32 “Exercise helps to increase brain-derived neurotrophic factor, which protects the brain, you know, so it's, it's not just looking at hormones and it's not just about peptides, it's about the entire lifestyle.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/12/202326 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Science of Self-Talk: How You Can Rewire Your Brain for Success by Overcoming A Negative Mindset & Boosting Your Confidence with Andy Riise

Mental Toughness Expert, Presidential Leadership Scholar, Renown Speaker, and Coach, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Riise (Ret) helps reshape our intrinsic and external motivation for goal and habit setting with accountability, preparation, and execution. His vast experience in sports, performance psychology, and behavioral science gives us a mental checklist using a strengths-based approach to win the battle between our ears so we can consistently take action to achieve our goals. Connect with Andy on Linkedin - Instagram - YouTube - Twitter Schedule your consult with Design to Perform with Andy Riise Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 2 Quotable moments: 16:51 “So we are the author, we're the editor, we're the producer of our own stories. And that narrative, that writing that happens is our self-talk, or what do we say to ourselves? And some research shows that we have about 66,000 independent thoughts in a day.” 17:11 “So if you think about our thoughts, they're constantly flowing like a river. Think about the undercurrent of our subconscious thoughts and 90% of how we think. It's subconscious. We're not aware of it. 10% of those thoughts are on the surface. So how do those thoughts manifest in our own conscious minds? Well, it's the self-taught piece, right? 17:30 “If we can understand how we talk to ourselves, and we understand that some studies show that 80% of our self-talk is negative, that becomes a self-fulfilling process. So you think about if I have negative self-talk, I'm essentially undermining everything that I do.” 19:45 “If you're aware of your thoughts, you then are more likely to then be able to change what your thoughts are.” 28:42 “But if you're intentionally repping out that self-talk, that again, moves things from the conscious to the subconscious, right? So now when I'm responding to situations where I don't have time to think, now I've changed the neural structure in terms of what my response and what my talk is, and that narrative will affect change. But the only way you can change those neural pathways is through deliberate practice.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/10/202316 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Bezos BluePrint: Unlocking the Formula for Masterful Communication with Carmine Gallo

In this podcast episode, Carmine Gallo, a renowned communication coach for the world’s most admired brands, shares valuable insights on effective communication. Drawing from his experience as a Harvard instructor, bestselling author, and leadership advisor, Gallo emphasizes that great communicators are made, not born. He offers invaluable communication strategies and tips that focus on the critical pillars of simplicity, clarity, and precision, enabling anyone to improve their communication skills. Whether you are a business leader or simply looking to improve your communication skills at home, this is a must-listen episode. Buy The Bezos Blueprint Follow Carmine on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, or TikTok Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App Episode 1 Quotable moments: 02:02 “When I was researching a book on Bezos. The first thing he said is, Carmine, you've gotta dig into those shareholder letters. He said, those letters should be taught to every business student in the country. And then he added, if I were 20 years younger, I'd teach the class myself.” 3:08 “Writing and communication is a skill. And like any skill. You can sharpen it with time. It can be developed over time. So I like to say that great communicators are made not born. Like any skill, you can improve. Jeff Bezos certainly did. If you look at the first 10 years of letters that he wrote about Amazon, they kind of scored around a 10th-grade level, some college level, so they were a little confusing, but they had some really great words of wisdom.” 4:20 “Whether it's writing, public speaking, giving presentations, anything that has to do with leadership and communication, we can all get better at it. We can all improve.” 6:08 “Use short words to talk about hard things. As Amazon grew in complexity, as Amazon added more than a million employees and got into cloud computing and artificial intelligence, the writing that Bezos did grew shorter and simpler.” 8:33 “Because we're overthinking it. We have to sound smart. Well, that, I guess means using longer words. And yet the counterintuitive secret of success is the more confident you are and the better you understand a concept, you're more likely to simplify it for your audience. It's counterintuitive, but I think it's a very powerful concept that anyone can use.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/8/202314 minutes, 33 seconds
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Overcoming Traumatic Brain Injury: The Path to Healing with Andrew Marr & Dr. Mark Gordon

Retired Special Forces Green Beret, board member and Vice President of the Special Operations Associations of America, TEDx Speaker, Andrew Marr, along with top Traumatic Brain Injury treatment specialist Dr. Mark Gordon, delve into Andrew's journey through traumatic brain injury - how it impacted his life inside and out, the pathway to healing, and their incredible foundation, Warrior Angels, that focuses on education and alternative treatment methods. Learn more about the Warrior Angels Foundation Dr. Mark Gordon: www.TBIHelpNow.org Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App  Episode 1 Quotable moments: 02:56 “I was forced to be medically retired. I was put on double-digit medication labeled with 30-plus disabilities and told that I was basically gonna be a vegetable for the rest of my life. And today, I'm performing as good, if not better, than my pre-injury status. 3:20 “So, that's the story here, is that an individual can return to life and actually be able to have the energy and the foresight to identify what it is they want to do with their life and pursue it in the way that they want to, whatever that means for the individual.” 8:36 ”Now, the unique thing about that is the guys in the [special operations] community, they're screened specifically to be psychologically and emotionally resilient. You know, in addition to their physical and intellectual capabilities."15.26 “So, I'm experiencing this now what I thought was a psychologically weak or emotionally weak individual's problem, right? Tough people don't experience this. So that's why I just, I couldn't wrap my head around it.” 20:42” What's happening is the brain is being jarred, as Andrew said, back and forth left and right, and every time it gets jarred, it creates a scenario to produce what's called inflammation. And the inflammation has a name for it, which are called cytokines. It's part of our immune system."21:54 “Without melatonin, you can't sleep, and in one hundred percent of Veterans in the military population, we see they have three classical, one hundred percent symptoms, fatigue, insomnia, and depression. And that's all due to that inflammation cutting off these chemicals that are produced.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/5/202339 minutes, 20 seconds
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5 Pillars of Potent Deep Work: Unlocking Greater Focus and Productivity for Busy People with Dickie Bush

Dickie Bush, Founder of ship 30 for 30 digital writing course, is back to talk about his 5 Productive Pillars of Potent Deep Work Sessions. If you crave the satisfaction that comes from being ultra-productive and immersed in your work, then this podcast is for you. Dickie details his framework that, begins with the night before his deep work session, to how he primes his session and even the beverages he drinks. This is a fantastic podcast from one of the leaders in creative thinking. Dickie guides us to be more focused and deliberate with every minute we have. Keeping an open mind, eliminating digital distractions, and returning to your goals to create momentum to propel ourselves forward. Follow Dickie on Twitter Start writing online in 30 days with ship30for30 Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Get Early Access to the AIM7 Beta App Episode 2 Quotable moments: 14:40 “What is your approach to getting things done? And I didn't really have a clear answer. I think it kind of goes back to that identity list of you have these ideas in your head of what you are or how you do things, but until you put them down on paper, you've never clarified it.” 15:33 “My approach [is] abandoning every complex app and to-do software and things like that that I used to spend hours trying to perfect. And really just coming back to like a pen-and-paper list where I keep track of different areas, my projects, tasks, and open loops. 20:52 “I think you can only be progressing in three things at any given time. And I've realized that the amount of effort that it takes to grow something is usually far more than people think, and the amount of effort that it takes to maintain is usually far less.” 23:46 “That delayed residual I've applied to health, business, relationship, hobbies, all of that. And it all comes back to if I know that I'm gonna be playing this game for a long time, this game of life, I know I'm going to have plenty of time to apply that uni-directional training on a bunch of different areas.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/3/202314 minutes, 58 seconds
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How Mental Sensitivity Can Be Your Superpower, The 4 C’s of Mental Toughness & More with Andy Riise

Andy Riise, Speaker, Author, Mental Toughness Coach, and now Associate Director of Veteran Engagement for Team Red and White and Blue, a veteran service organization, returns to give us an inside look at mental sensitivity. He explains how we can use this hidden superpower for our greater good. By combining this with regulating ourselves our internal environment, we can build mental toughness and use it to thrive through adversity. Connect with Andy on Linkedin - Instagram - YouTube - Twitter Schedule your consult with Design to Perform with Andy Riise Learn more about Team Red White & Blue Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 1 Quotable moments: 00:40 "So mental toughness is the ability and willingness to execute tasks at the upper range of your potential, regardless of outcomes. Okay, that's a bunch of psycho-babble. So let's get a practical street definition. Mental toughness is getting the most out of what you have to be at your best when it matters the most.” 01:16 “The four Cs of mental toughness are confidence, control, commitment, and challenge. And there's two-step factors for each of those. There's actually a valid and reliable psychometric tool that I use in my athletes, business leaders, and people in healthcare. So those four Cs are really the four elements that make up your mental toughness profile. 03:46 “Mental toughness is a combination of playing psychological defense, which is resilience and mental performance with psychological offense. You bring those together, you get a really good championship combination.” 5:36 “The first step of being a better thermostat is the thermometer, which is self-awareness and you also have to be aware of outside of myself, which is my environment and other people and how they affect me. So it's inside out and outside in terms of my ability to be able to read myself. My internal temperature and the temperature outside of myself.” 7:22 “We haven't developed the coping skills over and allowed our kids to then be able to make mistakes and learn and experiment and fail. We protect them. We wanna make things easier for the next generation. And in some ways, we do them a disservice.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
5/1/202317 minutes, 43 seconds
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Building and Sustaining Success: The 6 Core Pillars of Productivity with Dickie Bush

In this podcast episode, Dr. Erik Korem sits down with Dickie Bush, a prolific writer, content creator, and educator, to discuss his Six Core Pillars for organizing personal and business life. By simplifying and organizing tasks through a lens of focus and management, Dickie shares how you can achieve big and small goals while balancing other areas of your life. The podcast also covers how attempting to improve everything at once is a recipe for disaster and the concept of delayed residuals. Join in to learn more about these practical strategies to increase productivity and sustainability in the long run. Follow Dickie on Twitter Start writing online in 30 days with ship30for30 Sign up for Erik’s weekly newsletter - Adaptation Join the AIM7 Beta Community Episode 3 Quotable moments: 35:28 “And so I went to bed thinking about it. I wake up, I'll get those ideas outta my head to continue moving that forward. And so, like I said, on either the treadmill or something like, Just kind of keep pushing it.” 39:03 *“I try to optimize as many days as possible for that and then not feel guilty if the rest of the day doesn't lead to anything, cuz I know that I can always have that time.” 39*:13 “It gives me a lot of comfort of I know I'm at any 2 hours of work away from elite clarity or moving the needle forward. And if I have that blocked every day, it's like I live much more stress-free because I know I'm gonna be able to tackle those.” 41:16 “Each thing kind of builds on its own, like the brain dump. I wake up, I move, then I sit down on my computer and I don't have to close out a bunch of things. It's like just starting those ideas down.” ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/f    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/28/202320 minutes, 7 seconds
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Brewed Wellness: Coffee’s Hidden Health Perks, Recommended Dosage, Impact on Sleep, Brain Health, Heart Disease, Activity & More

In this episode, I take a deep dive into one of the world's most beloved beverages: coffee. With over a billion people worldwide consuming coffee, it's crucial to understand how it affects our health and wellbeing. I explore the fascinating history of coffee, its health benefits, and how it impacts our brain and body. I share the latest research on caffeine and its effects on our physiology and behavior, including its potential to reduce the risk of neurodegenerative, heart disease, and more. I also provide practical tips on how to consume coffee responsibly, such as how much is safe to drink and when to stop drinking it. If you're a coffee lover or simply curious about the world's most popular beverage, this episode is a must-listen. Join me as we uncover the secrets and science behind that delicious cup of joe. Get Purity Coffee for 20% off when you use the promo code: ERIKKOREM Resources National Coffee Association Acute Effects of Coffee Consumption on Health among Ambulatory Adults Habitual coffee drinkers display a distinct pattern of brain functional connectivity The impact of coffee subtypes on incident cardiovascular disease, arrhythmias, and mortality: long-term outcomes from the UK Biobank Quotable moments: "Antioxidants... neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation. Thereby, they protect cells from oxidative stress, and they contribute to overall health. So there are really good compounds inside of coffee." "This study provides the first extended characterization of the effects of chronic coffee consumption on human brain networks... The results suggest that caffeine consumption may not elevate the risk of experiencing a cardiac arrhythmia in healthy individuals. But it does have a negative impact on sleep." "Halflife of caffeine and coffee is roughly three to five hours... If you want to consume caffeine, consume it in the morning. Probably shut it off around 12 or one o'clock. If you're a slow metabolizer. If you're a fast metabolizer, you could, you may be able to drink it a little bit later. It's a personal decision." ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT PODCAST: The BluePrint Podcast is for busy professionals and Household CEOs who care deeply about their families, career, and health. Host Dr. Erik Korem distills cutting edge-science, leadership, and life skills into simple tactics optimized for your busy lifestyle and goals.   Dr. Korem interviews scientists, coaches, elite athletes, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and exceptional people to discuss science and practical skills you can implement to become the most healthy, resilient, and impactful version of yourself. On a mission to equip people to pursue audacious goals, thrive in uncertainty, and live a healthy and fulfilled life, Dr. Erik Korem is a High-Performance pioneer. He introduced sports science and athlete-tracking technologies to collegiate and professional (NFL) football over a decade ago. He has worked with the National Football League, Power-5 NCAA programs, gold-medal Olympians, Nike, and the United States Department of Defense. Erik is an expert in sleep and stress resilience. He is the Founder and CEO of AIM7, a health and fitness app that unlocks the power of wearables by providing you with daily personalized recommendations to enhance your mind, body, and recovery. SUPPORT & CONNECT Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/erikkorem/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/ErikKorem LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/erik-korem-phd-19991734/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/erikkorem Website - https://www.erikkorem.com/ Newsletter - https://erikkoremhpcoach.activehosted.com/fSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
4/26/202320 minutes, 17 seconds